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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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