What are the advantages to each of the two main types of obesity surgeries— gastric bypass and lap band surgery? How do the recovery times, efficacy and potential complications compare? Host Dr. Mark DeLegge welcomes Dr. T. Karl Byrne, professor of surgery and medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, to discuss the role of the gastric bypass and lap band procedures in treating obesity. Are some patients clear candidates for one procedure over the other? And how is a third procedure — the sleeve gastrectomy — becoming another attractive option for treating obesity?