How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Surgery for You

choose the best weight loss surgery for you

Choosing the weight loss operation best suited for you typically means choosing between the sleeve gastrectomy operation and the gastric bypass operation. These two operations are by far the most popular weight loss operations performed in the United States. Before we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass, let’s […]

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Dominates the Field of Weight Loss Surgery

In a previous post from 2013 entitled “The Rise of the Gastric Sleeve,” I predicted that 2013 would be the year the gastric sleeve operation would surpass the gastric bypass operation and the gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) operation to become the most frequently performed operation for weight loss in the United States. During 2013, the sleeve […]

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Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

patient outcomes vary between gastric sleeve surgeons at bariatric surgery centers of excellence

A study entitled “Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017, reports a surprisingly wide variation in patient outcomes across accredited bariatric surgery centers of excellence nationally. Claims data were analyzed from 145,527 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at one of 165 […]

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