Monday, April 14, 2008

More on Fibromyalgia and Bariatric Surgery

A new article adds to the growing evidence that fibromyalgia symptoms improve significantly after bariatric surgery. In a previous posting, we reported on the study that came out of Cleveland, OH. This time a new study from Kalamazoo, MI, reaffirmed the positive outcomes of gastric bypass in patients with fibromyalgia symptoms. The authors concluded that significant weight loss following gastric bypass was associated with resolution or improvement of fibromyalgia. They went further to suggest that the bariatric surgeon should be a member of the multidisciplinary team approach for treating fibromyalgia.


Saber AA, Boros MJ, Mancl T, Elgamal MH, Song S, Wisadrattanapong T.The Effect of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Fibromyalgia. Obes Surg. 2008 Apr 8; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18401670 (Abstract)

Hooper MM, Stellato TA, Hallowell PT, Seitz BA, Moskowitz RW. Musculoskeletal findings in obese subjects before and after weight loss following bariatric surgery. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Jan;31(1):114-20. (Abstract)