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 .

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After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

Options are few. In younger individuals , excessive skin to some extent moulds itself , by toning the body with exercises along with application elastic bandages , most common way is by cosmetic surgery. Consult a plastic surgeon in your area. Read more...
Lap band skin. It is hard to predict if a person will have a lot of excess skin after losing weight. The more weight you lose, the more likely you will have excess skin. Also, younger patients tend to have more elastic skin that shrinks back more than it does in older patients. There really isn't anything you can do to prevent having excess skin though. Read more...

What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

Life changing. Make sure you talk fully with your surgery team before surgery and that you have a full understanding of the surgery and consequences BEFORE you do it. It is lifechanging. First few days after surgery can entail some nausea,pain,etc. Long term, your stomach will hold less food; protein should be the focus. Each program is a little different; talk in depth with a skilled bariatric surgeon. Read more...

Gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight will I lose?

Depends on you. Sleeve gastrectomy is a physiologic restrictive operation. The average weight loss is about 70% of the excess weight. However, it depends on the patient and his/her initial weight before surgery. Nothing say that you cant lose all your excess weight if you follow the instruction of the diet and exercise. I have several patients who lost more than 100 lbs. in the first 6 month after the surgery. Read more...

Gastric sleeve surgery - how much weight can you lose?

Sleeve gastrectomy . Patients typically lose about 60-65% of their excess body weight by a year to year and a half. That means if you are 100lbs overweight, you would lose 60-65 lbs. If you are 200 lbs overweight, you would lose 120-130 lbs. Read more...
Sleeve surgery. Is safe and effective. It works through several hormonal pathways and not just restriction (e.g. Ghrelin, glp-1, pyy, etc). These honors take hunger away. Lifestyle changes are required for all bariatric surgeries. When all goes away, patients lose 60-75 lbs, for every 100 lbs they are over weight. Read more...

Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Baby vs bari surgery. If you are typing this message, I gather you must be obese and trying to lose weight. With obesity, there are problems that can come with pregnancy. After your weight loss, those problems may become a lot less resulting in your pregnancy going better. Read more...

Can you tell me about gastric sleeve surgery how much weight will I lose?

Varies. The amount of weight you will lose after gastric sleeve surgery varies. It depends upon your motivation, your diet, your exercise,… There are studies that show that people will lose an average of 60% of what they are overweight after the gastric sleeve surgery. Read more...
How much u want. Gastric sleeve surgery most of the stomach is removed leaving a sleeve or tube of stomach , total capacity reduced due to small pouch of stomach . How much you lose depends on your modification of behavior ( eating habits activity ) , Now loosing wt is your hands , how many calories you are consuming , How active you are etc are factors to loose weight, Good Luck. Read more...
It depends on you. Studies site b/w a 60-80% excess body weight loss with the sleeve (so if you are 100 pounds overweight, you could expect a 60-80 lb weight loss). However, surgery is no magic bullet. The best results are seen in patients who are motivated, follow the diet guidelines and exercise regularly. Attending support groups and making sure to follow up with your surgeon are also keys to success. Good luck! Read more...