Gastric banding or bypass? (Neither is Very Good).

Weight loss outcomes strongly favored Roux-en-Y gastric bypass over laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Patients treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding had lower short-term morbidity than those treated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, but reoperation rates were higher among patients who received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Am J Med. 2008 Oct;121(10):885-93.
Gastric banding or bypass? A systematic review comparing the two most popular bariatric procedures.
Tice JA, Karliner L, Walsh J, Petersen AJ, Feldman MD.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-1732, USA. jtice@medicine.ucsf.edu

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