A 46-year-old member asked:
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please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Bypass and band: Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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