Why perioperative risk ‘should not be deciding factor’ for bariatric surgery choice

Patients experienced similar outcomes for the two main surgery approaches, authors find.
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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have similarly low perioperative risk among adults with obesity, according to a Swedish study.

University of Gothenburg researchers looked at outcomes for adult patients undergoing the two kinds of surgery at university, regional, county or private hospitals in Sweden and Norway.