Pancreatectomy and body mass index: an international evaluation of cumulative postoperative complications using the comprehensive complications index.


Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Overweight and obese patients undergoing pancreatectomy are at increased risk for postoperative complications and readmission. We examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and postoperative complications following major pancreatectomy using the novel Comprehensive Complications Index (CCI), which analyzes the impact of multiple surgical complications rather than just the most severe.