Long term, gastric bypass beats out banding: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among weight-loss surgery options, gastric bypass comes with more complications shortly after surgery than gastric banding, but makes up for it with fewer long-term side effects and repeat operations, new research suggests. People who got bypass surgery also lost weight faster, and more kept it off, in the study of more than 400 obese Swiss patients. "What we would like with any of the (weight-loss) procedures ideally would be to have the least long-term complications, certainly the least long-term complications requiring (repeat) surgery," said Dr. ...