In a January 2012 Wall Street Journal article, a weight loss study conducted in Switzerland found that gastric bypass surgery was associated with “faster and more sustained weight loss than gastric banding.”
The study was conducted on more than 400 morbidly obese patients between March 1998 and May 2005. During the study, half of the patients received a gastric band and half of them underwent a gastric-bypass procedure.
Cynthia L. Long, M.D., F.A.C.S., advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at Sinai Hospital, shares her opinion on the article:
You can read the entire Wall Street Journal article here.
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