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O band or bypass surgery?

O band or bypass surgery?

Depends: There are several facets of the puzzle that go into this decision. You and your physician need to sit down and decide which is in your best interest. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Sleeve: In most recent studies the sleeve has shown better weight loss and resolution of other illnesses such as diabetes. Keep in mind however that the sleeve is not reversible. The choice of the right operation is made by you in discussion with your surgeon. Great question. ...Read more

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How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

Malabsorption: The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. ...Read more

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Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself to treat reflux. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

Different type: Gastric band is reversible , where the adjustable ( removable ) device at upper stomach with very small pouch constricts like dumbbell . In gastric sleeve , a tube of stomach is left , rest of stomach is removed ...Read more

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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Bypass works: Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%. Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt. ...Read more

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How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume. It is adjustable depending on the amount of food you can eat and weight loss. The bypass permanently changes the anatomy by re-routing the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy permanently changes the size of the stomach. All work well for the right people. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Lap = gastric: Lap band and gastric band are the same. Band over bypass is done when some doctors place the band around the gastric pouch after a gastric bypass. Our group has stopped offering band over bypass due to high rate of erosion and the fact that the bans can't be placed between the pouch and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Is gastric bypass surgery good?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

Hospital accountant: The hospital accountant office were the surgery would be performed can inform you of the approximate cost for each procedure. Cost will vary by hospital and country. ...Read more

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Is lap band surgery safe?

Is lap band surgery safe?

Yes: Lap band surgery is a safe alternative to gastric bypass for weight loss. ...Read more

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How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

1-2 inches and 1/3 : Laparoscopic scars - 3 will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch and one will be 1-2 inches. Although we have done single incision with 2 inch. ...Read more

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Is sleeve gatrectomy surgery safer as compared to the gastric bypass surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgery?

Cost of bypass: That varies tremendously. If you have great insurance, it could cost you nothing. If you paid cash for a bypass at a hospital, it can cost you upwards of $30, 000. The average cash price for a band is close to $20, 000 but there are chop shops that will do it for as little as $13, 000 (and even less in mexico). I would not bargain shop. I have seen a lot of complications from these bargain places. ...Read more

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Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

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Can a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Can a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Yes: Some surgeons do band-over-bypass procedures and report good weight loss results. However, there is an increased risk of complications such as band erosion when placing a gastric band over the gastric pouch. You should first talk with your bariatric surgeon to determine whether there are other options. ...Read more

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Gastric (Definition)

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