Type of Surgries


WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY?


Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass-
This procedure reduces the size of the stomach thus reducing the amount of food one can eat at a time. It also alters the digestion by absorbing less of the food eaten. It causes intolerance to food that has concentrated sugars. Average hospital stay is two nights and average weight loss is 70-80% of excess body weight.



Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy-
It reduces the size of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a sleeve, thereby restricting the amount of food that one can eat at a time. This procedure reduces hunger and makes one feel full quickly, thus helping to lose weight. Average hospital stay is two night and average weight loss is 70% of excess body weight.




Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding-
In this procedure, a soft band lined with an adjustable balloon on the inside is placed around the stomach so that it takes the shaped of an hour glass. It reduces hunger and restricts the amount of food that one can eat at a time, thus helping to lose weight. Success of this procedure depends on proper adjustment of the balloon and restricting high calorie liquids. The average hospital stay in one night and the average weight loss is 55-60% of excess body weight.

Results:
The results of bariatric surgery are great. The average weight loss is 55% to 85% depending on the procedure. There is an improvement or remission of diabetes in over 90%, high blood pressure in over 80%, sleep apnea in over 75%, and significant reduction in the rates of heart attack, stroke and cancer.