Gastric Lap Band Surgery
Similar to a belt, the band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The band signals a sensation of fullness with small portions of food. Similar to the “sleeve,” the LAP-BAND® is a “restrictive” procedure. The digestive process remains unchanged because there is not a change in the placement of the intestine. The gastric band is connected to the “port” device which can be tightened periodically. This maintains appetite control land weight loss 1 year after surgery is approximately 40-50 percent.
Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Benefits to laproscopic weight loss surgery include:
- Reduction in pain due to smaller incisions
- Usually one-two day stay in the hospital
- Patients usually resume normal activities within one-two weeks
Gastric Bypass Surgery
“Restriction” and “malabsorption” work together to promote weight reduction and improvement in health. Average excess weight loss 1 year after surgery is approximately 75-85 percent.
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