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How are gastric bypass and the band different?

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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics

In brief: Totally different

in Banding a rubber strap with balloon applied around stomach.
It narrows the stomach opening and forces patents to eat less.

In bypass stomach is divided and rerouted, this helps lose weight with food intake restriction as well as some malabsorption. Bypass is considered more effective than band but it needs a personal consult with surgeon to decide what will be best for someone.

In brief: Totally different

in Banding a rubber strap with balloon applied around stomach.
It narrows the stomach opening and forces patents to eat less.

In bypass stomach is divided and rerouted, this helps lose weight with food intake restriction as well as some malabsorption. Bypass is considered more effective than band but it needs a personal consult with surgeon to decide what will be best for someone.
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In brief: Bypass

Completely different procedures band is simpler and less effective.
Restriction only bypass is more involved however has much better results in between you find the sleeve an option worth looking into. Kind of the best of both for committed patients.

In brief: Bypass

Completely different procedures band is simpler and less effective.
Restriction only bypass is more involved however has much better results in between you find the sleeve an option worth looking into. Kind of the best of both for committed patients.
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