Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 19th, 2004
According to a study from Germany, "Bariatric surgery is well established to treat morbidly obese patients (BMI >40 kg/m2) with various techniques. Gastric-restriction procedures [adjustable gastric band, vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)] reduce caloric intake and are well accepted (weight loss up to BMI 28-33 kg/m2 after five years), but they are less effective in super-obese patients and in sweet-eaters."
"For that group, combined techniques such as duodenal switch, gastric bypass, or bilio-pancreatic diversion, could produce a better weight...
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