The Comparative Effectiveness of Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedures for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity Carlin, Arthur M.; Zeni, Telal M.; English, Wayne J.; More Carlin, Arthur M.; Zeni, Telal M.; English, Wayne J.; Hawasli, Abdelkader A.; Genaw, Jeffrey A.; Krause, Kevin R.; Schram, Jon L.; Kole, Kerry L.; Finks, Jonathan F.; Birkmeyer, John D.; Share, David; Birkmeyer, Nancy J. O.; For the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative Less Annals of Surgery. 257(5):791-797, May 2013. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Citing limitations of published studies, payers have been reluctant to provide routine coverage for sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of morbid obesity. Using data from a statewide, externally audited clinical registry, our study compares rates of complications, and weight loss, comorbidity remission, quality of life, and satisfaction for 3 years after bariatric surgery among nearly 9000 morbidly obese patients. We find that with better weight loss than adjustable gastric band and lower complication rates than gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy is a reasonable choice for the treatment of morbid obesity and should be covered by both public and private payers.