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.
You are. It isn't the surgery that is effective, it is the patient. While the bypass will lose most weight in the first year, followed by the sleeve, then the band- it is an average. What counts most is how you use the tool - i've had patients lose all their weight in a year with all of these operations, and patients who have lost none. The key- change your eating habits, healthy food, small portions.

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

Big difference. Gastric bypass surgery is performed by surgically cutting away a portion of your stomach so food can no longer get to most of your stomach & leaving a very small portion of stomach that is now reconnected to a portion of the small intestine. Lap band us the placement of an inflatable collar around the stomach making it smaller but not cutting & rerouting the stomach. Read more...
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...

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...
Band vs Bypass. Many differences. The band is purely restrictive, is the safest, is removable, but has the highest failure rates. Very easy to cheat the band and never lose wt or regain wt after losing. Bypass is restrictive and malabsorptive, is permanent, has the highest average wt loss, is the best operation for someone with diabetes (also great for reflux disease). Read more...

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

Banding . Banding is a restrictive procedure while bypass will also effect absorption. Both are invasive procedures with potantial risks that can be life threatenning less often with the band. So far it appears that bypass is more durable however you will need to have supplements for the rest of your life and is not reversible. You can visit acs website if you require more information. A consultation with a bariatric surgeon and supprort group meeting might be helpfull. Diet and excersize remains the safest way to loos weight. Read more...
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...
Bypass and band. Two very different operations. Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients. On the other hand, 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, hypertension, etc, but has a higher risk. There's a lot more but not enough room here. Read more...

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...

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...
Yes. Some surgeons do band-over-bypass procedures and report good weight loss results. However, there is an increased risk of complications such as band erosion when placing a gastric band over the gastric pouch. You should first talk with your bariatric surgeon to determine whether there are other options. Read more...
Band over bypass. Yes. You can have a band over a bypass. The band is placed on the gastric pouch. It is a relatively easy operation. Read more...

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...

How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

Malabsorption. The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. Read more...
Bypass and band. Two very different operations. Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients. On the other hand, 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, hypertension, etc, but has a higher risk. There's a lot more but not enough room here. Read more...