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Bariatric Surgery Options

Obese patients who have decided to go through the bariatric surgical route have too many options, often the patients are in a dilemma to decide about which surgical method is the best option and this is not a easy decision.

Broadly following are the popular Bariatric Surgical Options

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion.

Among the various surgeries listed above gastric bypass is the most preferred option for various reasons.. primarily:

1). Calorie consumption is greatly reduced post gastric bypass as the intestines are bypassed, this produces a malabsorption which means reduced time for calorie absorption.

2). For patients with history of GERD (acid reflux), surgeons usually suggest gastric bypass over other surgery types. The reason being there is lower risk of GERD post surgery.

3). Compared to other surgery options, gastric bypass takes more time but this should not be a deciding factor because the benefits of gastric bypass simply outweighs this trivial drawback.