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.
Lots. We only have 400 characters. You should attend a seminar by a weight loss surgeon and ask them.
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.

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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...

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery. It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www.Realize.Com to read about the various operations. 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 more...
Common problem . Dumping syndrome is a known side effect of gastric bypass surgery. It can usually be controlled with diet modifications. There are some medicines that can help decrease the symptoms as well if diet changes are unsuccessful. Have your friend check with her surgeon. Read more...

Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Depends on you. Although surgery is often necessary for significant weight loss it also takes a patient willing to work hard also. Avoiding high calorie foods is also necessary. You can drink wendy's frostiness all day and still gain weight. Read more...
Yes. But without changing lifestyle it is futile. So resolve to change what you eat. How you eat and how much. Read more...

What do you recommend if I had gastric bypass. Have gained some weight back. Can I get my stomach stapled again?

Go back to your. bariatric surgeon. Yes may need revision ( surgery ) after evaluation . Success after revision is very good , but you have to modify your style , by exercise and limiting your intake and be active. Read more...

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). Read more...

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...