Gastric Bypass Improves Urinary Incontinence

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Laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB) surgery with resultant weight loss improves urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and quality of life in morbidly obese women, according to a report in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (2009;5:334-338).

In a study of 470 patients, of whom 309 (66%) suffered from UI preoperatively, researchers observed improvement in UI within three months after LGB with weigh loss as little as 30 lb.

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