Patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery lost more weight at a faster rate and were better at keeping the pounds off six years after the procedure, compared with those who had gastric banding surgery, a study in the Archives of Surgery revealed. Long-term data on the weight-loss procedures may help doctors better identify treatment options for obese patients, said Robin Blackstone, president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Greater, faster weight loss seen in gastric bypass patients
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