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Sleeve gastrectomy safer option in obese Crohn's disease patients
eMediNexus,  04 March 2019
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In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly Crohn’s disease (CD), sleeve gastrectomy may be the safer surgery, suggests a study reported online Feb. 21, 2019 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. In CD patients, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) was associated with a significantly greater number of patients with increased IBD-medication requirements. SG led to less weight loss but had a lower rate of severe complications compared to RYGB.
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