Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 21st, 2004
According to research from the United States, "In patients with morbid obesity, surgery is the only treatment known to produce sustained weight loss and to reduce comorbidities."
"Traditional (open) gastric bypass surgery is associated with postoperative complications that include wound infection, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonia," said Fredrick Brody at George Washington University. "Laparoscopic techniques achieve similar long-term results as does open surgery, with fewer postoperative complications."
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