Dr. Liu explains if the laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is the most popular weight reduction procedure.
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The Most Popular Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Procedure Gastric bypass procedure has always been the gold standard. I started doing laparoscopic gastric bypasses in 1998 at UCLA and I was, I was the first one to do laparoscopic gastric bypass in 1998 in Los Angeles. So, we were the first group in the city to do it, and it has progressed to the point that it has become commonplace to have this done. But my prediction is that the LAP-BAND, starting this year, is going to overtake the gastric bypasses in terms of volume. And I had predicted that in 2002 when I started doing LAP-BANDs.