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How many different weight loss surgeries are ther?

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In brief: Five major

Rny (also called gastric bypass) - lap band- sleeve- plication- stapling - and lots of variations.

In brief: Five major

Rny (also called gastric bypass) - lap band- sleeve- plication- stapling - and lots of variations.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: 4 types bariatric

1. Band. A restrictive device.
70% success. 50% excess wt loss. 2. Sleeve. Cuts off outer stomach. 95% success. 70% excess wt loss. 3. Bypass. Small pouch to small bowel. 95% success. 80% excess wt loss. The last procedure is duodenal switch. Mostly malabsorptive. Rarely done. Higher risk. Not widely supported.

In brief: 4 types bariatric

1. Band. A restrictive device.
70% success. 50% excess wt loss. 2. Sleeve. Cuts off outer stomach. 95% success. 70% excess wt loss. 3. Bypass. Small pouch to small bowel. 95% success. 80% excess wt loss. The last procedure is duodenal switch. Mostly malabsorptive. Rarely done. Higher risk. Not widely supported.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Weight loss surgery

There are several procedures available.
Each one has its benefits and complications. While the type of surgery is important, you should also look at the support provided by the 'program' both before and after the procedure, including support by a nutritionist and or dietician.

In brief: Weight loss surgery

There are several procedures available.
Each one has its benefits and complications. While the type of surgery is important, you should also look at the support provided by the 'program' both before and after the procedure, including support by a nutritionist and or dietician.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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