Band versus bypass: both weight loss surgeries have risks, benefits

November 6, 2014 5:33 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - A study of real-world results among thousands of patients finds that gastric bypass surgery produces far greater weight loss than an alternative adjustable gastric band, but both procedures have complications.

“I don’t think the evidence suggests that there’s one clear winner, there are real trade offs between these two procedures,” said lead author Dr. David Arterburn of Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington.

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