I think any program would more highly recommend gastric bypass, which has a proven track record, and durability. But, if the patient won't accept the best, we should still offer options.
These sisters have been in the news for their transplant - I didn't realize they had an obesity issue. Thanks to Dr Bachenberg for sending me the link!
Need to lose major weight to qualify for an operation
I have yet to see the research article this newspaper refers to, but it is not a surprise. Programs see this, and my recent visit to my old program in Duluth confirmed our experience there. Many Band patients are quite happy though, and I will continue to place them, with as much informed consent as humanly possible.
Gastric Bypass more effective than Band