40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications
Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds.

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40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications

Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds.

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) — While the majority of morbidly obese patients who undergo gastric banding say they are generally satisfied years later, almost 40 percent are saddled with major complications, while about half have to have their bands removed, a small, new Belgian study reveals.

The finding comes on the heels of a recent study out of the University of California, San Francisco that suggested gastric bypass surgery is superior to alternative surgical methods (such as gastric banding) for promoting weight loss and/or eliminating type 2 diabetes.

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