Dr. Gretchen White publishes article on Alcohol Disorder Screening Tests in Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

Oct 24, 2018 | News

Dr. Gretchen White, along with EDC faculty member Dr. Wendy King, found that people who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a common type of bariatric surgery, are at increased risk for alcohol-related problems.

However, common screening tools that help physicians identify patients at high risk for alcohol use disorder fail to work well in this population. The analysis, published in the Annals of Surgery, also found that adults who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery steadily increased their frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption in the seven years following their surgery.

See the full press release here