Dr. Liu explains which bariatric procedure patients prefer most often and its advantages on other procedures.
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The Most Preferred Bariatric Surgery You know it’s hard. It’s hard to really choose at this time from the patient’s perspective because everybody has their own bias. So some people say the LAP-BAND® is great because it’s safe. Other people say, well the gastric bypass is great because, you know, it’s a fast recovery. I think it is a personal choice. I think that you can achieve the same weight loss with either procedure. One takes maybe little less follow up than the other, but I think that it’s a great time for patients to use the internet, do their research, talk to different types of surgeons and find out which procedure is best for them. I don’t think they can go wrong with either gastric bypass or LAP-BAND, both of which have been recognized by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery as a safe and effective weight-loss procedure. So patients have an opportunity to choose whatever procedure they want and I think they are going to do well with either procedure.