Gastric bypass not gastric banding may be better option to lose weight

Gastric bypass better than lap band

Gastric Bypass surgery may be a better option for losing weight than gastric banding. That's according to a new Swiss study.

Researchers studied more than 400 surgery patients. They found those with the gastric bypass had a much better body mass index, six years after the surgery than those receiving the band.

The gastric banding involves placing a band around the stomach, while bypass actually shrinks the stomach and attaches it to the small intestine.

However, researchers also found bypass patients had a higher rate of complications.

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