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I was wondering what are the different types of bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
It is not a walk in: Procedure , what type depends on needs , one may need temporary reversible , ( adjustable ) lap band , some need gastric resection like, sleeve resection , or more complex gastric by pass , where small stomach pouch is created and connected with bowel loop ( rouex en "y" ) anastomosis . One has to get enrolled in a program first , get evaluated , non operative method first before under taking.
Dr. Adam Beall
General Surgery 14 years experience
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
There are three.: There's the LapBand, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, in usual order of amount of weight lost from least to most.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What type of bariatric surgery is to be done for me?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Bariatric surgery: Answering that question requires getting your full medical history and can take a while to figure out. Some patients take days, weeks, or months to decide between having a lap band, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. You'll need to see an experienced bariatric surgeon for a consultation to help you with that answer. I go through this everyday with new patients, but can't give a short answer.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the different kinds of bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 14 years experience
Lots of options but: the most common in the US is still the roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The sleeve gastrectomy (or gastric sleeve) is fast on the rise, with good outcomes as well. The lap band, or adjustable gastric band, is another option but is falling out of favor due to complications/poor long term results. I personally have taken out more bands than put in. I recommend consultation with a good bariatric surgeon.

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