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Comment & Response
May 22/29, 2018

Surgical Procedures for Patients With Severe Obesity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
JAMA. 2018;319(20):2136-2137. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4112

To the Editor The Editorial by Drs Arterburn and Gupta summarized the results of 2 randomized clinical trials comparing sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.1 Based on the 5-year results of these trials,2,3 the authors concluded that the procedures “are overall quite similar in terms of their effects on weight and comorbid conditions,” with a 1-unit difference in body mass index (BMI) between them at 5 years. We have a few concerns about this conclusion.