3 Most Commonly Types Of Bariatric Surgery

1. Gastric Bypass Surgery

The gastric bypass procedure is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. People who have bypass operations generally lose two-thirds of their excess weight within 2 years. There are two types of Gastric Bypass Operations :

3 Most Commonly Types Of Bariatric Surgery
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB)
    It is the most common gastric bypass procedure performed in the U.S. First, a small stomach pouch is created by stapling part of the stomach together or by vertical banding. This limits how much food you can eat. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the duodenum as well as the first portion of the jejunum...
  • Extensive Gastric Bypass - Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD)
    In this more complicated gastric bypass operation, the lower portion of the stomach is removed. The small pouch that remains is connected directly to the final segment of the small intestine, thus completely bypassing both the duodenum and jejunum. Although this procedure successfully promotes weight loss, it is not as widely used because of the high risk for nutritional deficiencies...

2. Lap-Band Gastric Banding

Lap-Band system is currently the top selling adjustable gastric band system, with over 500,000 sold worldwide. It has been available in the United States since 2001. Weight loss with gastric banding tends to be gradual. You may lose up to two or three pounds a week in the first year after the surgery, but one pound a week is the average. On average, gastric banding produces a loss of about 40% of excess weight in the first year and 55% of excess weight in the second year.

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3. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

It is a restrictive type of weight loss surgery that surgically reduces the size of the stomach to limit food intake and lessen the sensation of hunger. In studies to date, the gastric sleeve surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective alternative to the other common options of gastric bypass and gastric banding. During surgery, the bariatric surgeon sections off approximately 60 to 80% of the stomach along the greater curvature. The cutaway part of the stomach is removed from the body, leaving a new stomach pouch that resembles a narrow tube, or "sleeve," that extends from the natural stomach opening to the natural stomach outlet (pyloric valve). The stomach reduction is permanent and the gastric sleeve procedure is not reversible.

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