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).

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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...

What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

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 more...
Many differences. The band is a device goes over top part of the stomach. Bypass makes your stomach the size of a golf ball and detours your small bowel to increase weight loss. Stomach stapling or the vertical banded gastroplasty is not done anymore. Although some people are starting to call the new sleeve gastrectomy stomach stapling as well. Read more...
Lots. We only have 400 characters. You should attend a seminar by a weight loss surgeon and ask them. Read more...

Please help! What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band. Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. Read more...

What is the name of the weight loss surgery that is not gastric bypass or lap band?

Gastric sleeve. Gastric sleeve is newer than lap band and gastric bypass. All these procedures are effective. Best results are with a team and bariatric program before surgery. Okay to visit with local surgeons who perform bariatric surgery. Read more...