Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 03, 2004
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
A staged approach to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which high-risk, morbidly obese patients first undergo a procedure called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), greatly reduces operative risk and results in significant short-term weight loss, according to a University of Pittsburgh study presented today at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons in Denver.
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