Cirugía Bariátrica

COVID-19 pandemic and bariatric surgery in Argentina

The SARS-CoV2 virus pandemic pandemic has been characterized for its rapid global dispersion. Obesity is an independent risk factor for the most severe cases of COVID -19. The impact in Argentina differs from others since it was able to anticipate public health interventions in order to flatten the contagion curve. Early quarantine achieved better control of the pandemic and, following the recommendations of scienti?c societies in countries with higher affectation, elective bariatric surgeries (BS) and in-person consults were suspended.

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