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Can you tell me is gastric sleeve safer or gastric bypass surgery is safer?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: Sleeve gastrectomy

That's a common misconception by patients.
The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best.

In brief: Sleeve gastrectomy

That's a common misconception by patients.
The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

Both can lead to significant weight loss, but severe systemic issues are more likely to occur with gastric bypass surgery.
Have a long discussion with your surgeon before proceeding with either surgery.

In brief: Depends

Both can lead to significant weight loss, but severe systemic issues are more likely to occur with gastric bypass surgery.
Have a long discussion with your surgeon before proceeding with either surgery.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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