Are bariatric surgical procedures effective options for weight reduction?

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Evidence-Based Answer

Yes. Surgical procedures such as gastric bypass, Rouxen-Y (RYGB), and laparoscopic gastric banding are more effective than nonsurgical therapeutic options for weight reduction (SOR: C, disease-oriented outcomes from a systematic review and observational studies).

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