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Comparing the Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Severe Obesity

SourceJAMA

Over the past decade there has been a rapid shift in bariatric procedure use worldwide, with the sleeve gastrectomy replacing the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as the procedure of choice in most patients with severe obesity. The sleeve gastrectomy is less technically complex than the bypass procedure, and involves a 70% vertical gastric resection with no intestinal bypass.

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