Dr. Patterson was interviewed for an article on a recent paper that presented some concerns about gastric band surgery. This study from Belgium – the Himpens study- claims that gastric bands have quite a high complication and erosion rate. The article, High Complications from Weight Loss Surgery, Study Claims, reviews the details of the Himpens study, and the most important factors to consider when examiniming a medical study like this:
“While at first glance these results sound concerning, we turned to several of the US’s most experienced gastric band surgeons for their opinions.” Read more about this study, and Dr. Patterson’s response.

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