Study: Laparoscopic Surgery May be Safer Than Open Bariatric Surgery
findings published in the Archives of Surgery.
Researchers analyzed data from six randomized controlled trials that reported weight loss outcomes and complications in more than 500 patients. They found the relative risk was 0.21 for wound infection in laparoscopic surgery and 0.11 for incisional hernia. They also found the risk of reoperation and anastomotic leak was similar for laparoscopic and open bariatric surgery.
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