Sleeve gastrectomy vs. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

A study in JAMA Network Open compares the outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for weight loss surgery. Since 2017, SG has become more popular than RYGB, despite previous studies showing RYGB provides better long-term weight control. The study found that both surgeries had similar perioperative complications, but RYGB had more serious adverse events within 30 days. The study highlighted that perioperative risk should not be the basis for choosing between the two procedures. The findings suggest surgical expertise is an important factor, and the surgical community should consider the pros and cons of both procedures.

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