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Doctor insights on: Gastric Bypass Vs Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Can you tell me about gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

Can you tell me about gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

For weight loss: Gastric bypass means that most of the stomach is bypass by reducing you stomach to a small pouch, about 3oz. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy means that most of your stomach is removed leaving a tube made from the stomach, near the size of a garden hose. ...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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What is the difference between a gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy?

What is the difference between a gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy?

Sleeve vs bypass: A gastric sleeve removes ~80% of the stomach, transforming the stomach into a tube structure. There is no new gastrointestinal connection (anastamosis) created. A gastric bypass defunctionalizes ~95% of the stomach and involves 2 anastamoses. This just scratches the surface. There are differences in risk, perioperative complications, and outcomes. Talk to a bariatric surgeon for full details. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a mini gastric bypass?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a mini gastric bypass?

Malabsorption: Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, classified as a restrictive bariatric procedure. Mini gastric bypass surgery is another form of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which leaves the patient with a smaller stomach pouch (restrictive), but also bypasses a segment of intestine, causing malabsorption. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a mini gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy?

Malabsorption: A sleeve removes about 75% of your stomach to reduce the amount of food you eat as well as decrease a hormone called Ghrelin, which helps control hunger. A mini bypass also reduces the stomach capacity but reroutes food beyond the first part of the small intestine to create malabsorption of calories. This can help with additional weight loss. RNY bypass better choice than mini to avoid bile reflux ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a gastric plication?

Permanence: Both procedures basically make the shape of the stomach a rigid, skinny tube. The sleeve however actually removes the excluded portion of the stomach, whereas the plication just compartmentalizes it, making it more prone to long term opening back to a normal stomach. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding?

Different: Gastric banding is a bad that is made of plastic and constricts the stomach to make it smaller. The sleeve is cutting the stomach off and leaving a small thin sleeve of stomach ...Read more

Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more


Gastric (Definition)

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