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What's the difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

What's the difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

Lots: Bypass involves cutting the stomach and re arranging the guts. A band is simply put around the stomach. See a weight loss surgeon for details and diagrams as well as risks and benefits. ...Read more

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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's the primary difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

What's the primary difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

Main difference: Is that bypass is a bigger operation that redirects the food passage from the stomach to small intestine; whereas lap band is a relatively simpler operation that restricts the stomach volume that can accommodate food. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric bypass and a lap-band? What are some of the dangers? I need to describe 2 dangers of gastric bypass and lap-band procedure but i thought they were one in the same

Gastric : Gastric bypass surgery is a more invasive surgical procedure, has a stapling of the stomach to reduce its size, and has a new connection of the small intestine to the new smaller stomach remnant. The risks with this surgery would be low risk of bleeding, some risk of infection or leakage from the new intestinal connection, and some risk of adhesions causing intestinal blockage later. A lap-band is a shorter surgical procedure where an inflatable band is placed around the upper stomach, shrinking the size of the stomach. There is no stomach stapling or new intestinal connection performed. The risks of this surgery can be slippage of the band so the band does not work correctly, erosion of the band through the full lining of the stomach, low risk of infection, and risk that the band does not work well and not enough weight loss occurs. Both surgical procedures can result in some food intolerance, vomiting, pain, and possibly too much or too little weight loss. ...Read more

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Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Yes: Currently, the most widely performed procedures in adolescents are the roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the adjustable gastric band. Sleeve gastrectomy has also been increasingly performed in adolescents. ...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?

No: If you have had a gastric bypass and are gaining weight, you need to see your bariatric surgeon to see why. There are a number of reasons why this could happen. A lap band should not be done after a gastric bypass. ...Read more

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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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Please help! what is the difference between roux-en-y gastric bypass and lap banding?

Roux-en-y VS Band: Roux-en-y http://asmbs.Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#bypass gastric band http://asmbs.Org/obesity-and-surgery-learning-center/bariatric-surgery-procedures/#band.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better gastric bypass or lap band? Which yields better long term results?

Bypass vs band: The gastric bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations and results in the greatest amount of long term weight loss. The lap band is still a good operation, but it's results are variable and less consistent. Because of this, the lap band has become far less popular in the past few years. ...Read more

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I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4 how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?

I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4  how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?

Consult with surgeon: Depends on your status. Do you still have a bariatric issue? At minimum, waiting 3 to 6 months after your ventral hernia repair is recommended. Okay to talk to your surgery team and your regular doc about the bariatric issue. Stay on diet in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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