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How can you decide between gastric bypass or lapband surgery?
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In brief: Many factors
Primary factors include how much weight you need to lose and the presence or absence of diabetes and other comorbidities.
Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy tend to be better in patients with higher bmis and diabetes. In any event would consult with a bariatric surgeon in your area to help you decide.

In brief: Many factors
Primary factors include how much weight you need to lose and the presence or absence of diabetes and other comorbidities.
Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy tend to be better in patients with higher bmis and diabetes. In any event would consult with a bariatric surgeon in your area to help you decide.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
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In brief: Bypass vs Band
Band is good for patients without heartburn (reflux), without Insulin dependent diabetes, and with BMI < 45.
Only downside is a 25% failure rate (usually due to reflux). Bypass is ideal for heavier patients, or patients with significant reflux (heartburn), or diabetic patients. Both take about one hour, both about as safe as taking out an appendix. Choose a doc that does both procedures well.

In brief: Bypass vs Band
Band is good for patients without heartburn (reflux), without Insulin dependent diabetes, and with BMI < 45.
Only downside is a 25% failure rate (usually due to reflux). Bypass is ideal for heavier patients, or patients with significant reflux (heartburn), or diabetic patients. Both take about one hour, both about as safe as taking out an appendix. Choose a doc that does both procedures well.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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In brief: What u live with
See what you can live with after surgery and the best tool for you.

In brief: What u live with
See what you can live with after surgery and the best tool for you.
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