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Yes and No: Bariatric procedures have a nearly 50 year history and the modern approaches are much safer and generally effective when applied appropriately. Simple stapling tends to fail over time. A purely restrictive procedure such as lap band seems less durable overtime when compared against a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure such as bypass. Get a complete evaluation to know your options. ...Read more
Maybe: The type of surgery that your surgeon may recommend depends on many factors. One of which is surgeon bias. Some patients may do well with a number of different surgical options. When you discuss any surgery be sure to ask about all of your options and be comfortable with the choice that you and your surgeon make together. ...Read more
No: Typically, when people talk about stomach stapling they are referring to a surgery called the vertical banded gastroplasty (which we don't do in the us anymore). The bypass, which does is a different type of surgery to treat obesity. It involves not only stapling the stomach to make it smaller but also re-routing your small intestines to decrease the number of calories you absorb after you eat. ...Read more
Wt loss, diabetes : You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lap band: Stomach stapling isn't really a correct term. Staplers are used in many types of gastric operations. The bypass and sleeve gastrectomy both use staplers. We choose them over bands because they are far more successful than bands are in terms of weight loss and reversal of medical problems like diabetes. Bands were popular, but the high failure rates are making them less commonly done these days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know a doctor that does stomach stapling in wv or at medical school and will take medicaid?
No: But you really should ask your prmary care doctor. ...Read more
Indications: Lap-band is for a complaint moderately obese person , is reversible , who will change the life style , will not gain weight again after removal , reverse will be for gastric stapling , profiles are evaluated during the preparation by the team. ...Read more
My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?
Yes one of complicat: Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer