Study: Patients show greater weight loss with gastric bypass alternative

09/22/2006 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

A study looking at 350 super obese patients who underwent either a gastric bypass surgery or a less common surgery called a duodenal switch found that those who had the latter surgery maintained a higher weight loss. The surgery is more difficult to perform and patients have to take protein supplements, but duodenal switch patients lost and kept off 69% of their excess weight, compared to 55% in the gastric bypass group.

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