Results taken after the six years showed that the percentage of failures (BMI above 35 or reversal of the procedure/conversion) in the GB group was 48.3 percent, compared to only 12.3 percent in the RYGBP group. Those in the GB group were also more likely to face reoperations (26.7 percent compared to 12.7 percent) and long-term complications (41.6 percent compared to 19 percent).Joseph Nordqvist. “Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Better Than Gastric Banding For Rapid And Safe Weight Loss.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 16 Jan. 2012. Web.
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