In Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy Now More Common than Bypass — Physician’s First Watch

In Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy Now More Common than Bypass — Physician’s First Watch.

The authors examined data on some 44,000 patients undergoing surgery in a 39-hospital Michigan collaborative. From 2008 to 2013, the prevalence of sleeve gastrectomy rose from about 6% to 67% of bariatric procedures. The Roux-en-Y approach dropped from 58% to 27%; adjustable banding fell from 35% to 5%. – See more at: http://www.jwatch.org//fw109242/2014/09/03/bariatric-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy-now-more-common#sthash.4m9BIpud.dpuf

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