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Greater weight loss with gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve, but similar QOL improvement

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JAMA Surgery
Reuters Health - 09/12/2020 - Patients lose more weight with gastric bypass than with gastric sleeve surgery, but report equal improvements in quality of life, a new study finds. An analysis of trial data from 240 patients with morbid obesity who received bariatric surgery and were followed for seven years revealed that those who received laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass lost a mean 55% of their excess weight, versus 47% among those who had laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Quality of life scores, however, were virtually the same in the two groups, according to the report published in JAMA Surgery. "I would perhaps highlight the fact that we have two excellent bariatric surgery procedures with good and sustainable long-term weight loss," said study coauthor Dr. Paulina Salminen, the Sigrid Juselius Professor of Surgery at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland. "We still need more research in order to be able to identify the most...


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