Bypass vs band: which bariatric surgery?

ITALIAN bariatric surgeon Professor Luigi Angrisani didn’t mince words when he presented 10-year follow-up data of 51 patients who had been randomised to receive either gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery in a trial.

At the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Professor Angrisani said the results showed gastric bypass surgery was superior. Bypass surgery had lower revision and re-operation rates and significantly higher success rates than banding. In fact if you factored all those things together,