Groups release new guidelines for bariatric surgery

03/27/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Sleeve gastrectomy should no longer be seen as an investigational procedure as data showed it yields weight-loss results comparable to those of gastric bypass and gastric banding, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery said in their updated guidance for weight-loss procedures. The guidelines appear in the journal Obesity.

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