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David Arterburn, J David Powers, Sengwee Toh, Sarit Polsky, Melissa G Butler, J Dickman Portz, William T Donahoo, Lisa Herrinton, Rebecca J Williams, V Vijayadeva, David Fisher, Elizabeth A Bayliss
IMPORTANCE: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (AGB) are 2 of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures worldwide. However, few large, multisite studies have directly compared the benefits and harms of these procedures. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of laparoscopic RYGB vs AGB on short- and long-term health outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective cohort study of 7457 individuals 21 years or older who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2009, with follow-up through December 31, 2010...
December 2014: JAMA Surgery
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