Broadcasting from Sweden: Bariatric Surgeries Carry Low Perioperative Risks

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have similarly low perioperative risk among adults with obesity, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Network Open.

Suzanne Hedberg, M.D., Ph.D., from University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues compared perioperative outcomes for 1,735 adult patients undergoing SG (878 individuals) or RYGB (857 individuals) from Oct. 6, 2015, to March 31, 2022, at university, regional, county, or private hospitals in Sweden and Norway. 

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