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A New Gold Standard in Weight Loss Surgery?

Many sleevers, myself included, were thrilled when the revised position statement was released from the ASBMS (American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery). 

This was my favorite part:

While there are several case control and retrospective series that have demonstrated superiority of RYGB over SG with regards to weight loss, comorbidity reduction, or diabetes remission randomized studies have demonstrated superiority or equality to RYGB, and superiority of LSG over LAGB in terms of weight loss (EWL 66% vs 48%), comorbidity reduction, or diabetes remission.

In case your head is spinning from all those acronyms, the RYGB is the gastric bypass, the SG is the sleeve, LAGB is adjustable banding, and LSG is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (really, the same as SG, just specifying that the surgery is done laparoscopically). 

What does this mean?  It means the sleeve is doing very well in studies comparing it to the more popular bariatric surgeries.   I'm not alone in my opinion that the sleeve may someday replace the gastric bypass as the "gold standard" in weight loss surgery!

You can read the full statement here (links to a PDF).