With the endless array of information available, deciding whether the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure is best for you can be overwhelming.
You’ve come to the right place, as we’ll be discussing the details of these surgeries, including risks and complications as well as the benefits of each.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other weight-loss surgeries fall under the umbrella of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help patients lose weight quickly and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Research shows that bariatric surgery:
improved or resolved Type 2 Diabetes in 86% of people
improved high cholesterol in 70% of people
improved or resolved high blood pressure in 78% of people
improved or resolved obstructive sleep apnea in 83% of people
What’s the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery?
Now that the benefits of weight loss surgery are clear, let’s discuss the difference between the two most common surgeries performed, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures.
The gastric sleeve procedure, or sleeve gastrectomy, is the ever-popular bariatric surgery in which the surgeon removes part of the stomach, creating a narrow pouch, or sleeve. This newly formed sleeve is significantly smaller and can hold far less food. It is often thought to be somewhat safer than gastric bypass surgery resulting in fewer […]
If you have had the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in the past and you have experienced severe complications or not met your weight loss goals…. Then you might be wondering if there are other options out there for you! This article is going to go in depth about the idea of having a gastric sleeve […]
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