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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.
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. The type of surgery depends on how much weight you need to lose and how good of a patient you'll be after the operation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

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.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How exactly is lap band bariatric surgery done?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lap band: Although, I am unable and am not knowledgeable about the actual technique of lab band surgery, i can say that a band is introduced in the abdominal cavity around the upper part of the stomach (cardia) and is inflated with water to tighten it to create two pouches (upper and lower). The upper one being smaller than the lower. Once food gets in the upper pouch satiety ensues quickly.

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