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Bariatric Surgery Options

We'll informed people desirous to reduce weight often make wrong choice in selecting the best bariatric surgery procedure.

Currently Lap Band and Gastric Bypass are two popular bariatric procedures among the people, but which is better compared to the other is still a question mark.

Lap Band involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. The band is made of silicone and can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band (like blowing air into a doughnut-shaped balloon). The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen.

Gastric Bypass involves dividing the stomach into halves, this involves good amount of cutting and bypassing the organs.

Both the procedures have their own advantages and disadvantages

First lets list out the advantages of Lap Band over Gastric Bypass

  • Lap Band is less invasive
  • Lap Band is totally reversible and adjustable
  • Compared to Gastric Bypass, overall weight loss is less with Lap Band
  • Lap Band necessitates more followups for necessary adjustments
  • Requires only single incision to the abdominal area
  • Less post-operative care
  • Faster recovery
  • Less complications compared to Gastric Bypass

Advantages of Gastric Bypass

  • Instant weight loss and more overall weight loss compared to Lap Band
  • Very safe procedure compared to Lap Band