What is the Best Option for Weight Loss: the Lap Band, Gastric Bypass,etc?
- Asked by cape cod in cape cod, ma
- 2 years ago
I am wondering which option is the best for permanent weight loss. All i know of so far is the band, gastric bypass, and the sleeve.
Choosing the Right Weight Loss Surgery
There are several forms of bariatric surgery. The most popular or well-known is the Lap-Band and Gastric Bypass.
The Lap-Band does not involve stapling or diversion of the gastrointestinal tract. There are no permanent changes to the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Lap-Band surgery is minimally invasive and easy to adjust or reverse. Operations that rely on stapling have a higher rate of complication due to problems with poor healing of the stapled area leading to leakage and serious infection. By avoiding large incisions, most patients are able to recove quickly with minimal pain and discomfort. Patients normally leave the clinic or hospital about two hours after their surgery.
It's important to consult with a surgeon and arrange a consultation to discuss which procedure is the right option for you.
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