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Study Compares Adverse Events After Two Types of Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents

November 15, 2022

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A sleeve gastrectomy is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves removing part of the stomach. According to new research, adolescents who underwent sleeve gastrectomy were less likely to go to the emergency room or be admitted to the hospital in the five years after their operations than those who had their stomachs divided into pouches through gastric bypass surgery. Ryan Howard, M.D., a general surgery resident at U-M Health, explores additional findings and potential implications for health insurance policy and decision-making.

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