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Sleeve or Band

  Gastric Banding Sleeve Gastrectomy
  Gastric Banding Sleeve Gastrectomy
Procedure
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure no stomach stapling, cutting or intestinal re-routing
  • Reversible
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure requires stapling
  • Not reversible
     
Implanted Device
  • Requires implanted medical device
  • No significant hardware in body
     
Advantages
  • No change to normal digestion or nutrient absorption
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • No Dumping Syndrome 1
  • Lowest mortality rate
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Improved quality of life
  • Suited for patients with health conditions that do not make them good candidates for other weight loss surgeries
  • Leaves stomach openings intact so digestion occurs normally
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • No Dumping Syndrome 1
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Improved quality of life
     
Risks or Complications
  • Band may slip, leak or erode port may dislodge
  • Tube and port complications (kinking, infection and disconnection)
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammation of the esophagus of stomach
  • Staple separation or leakage
  • Ulcers
  • Dyspepsia (upset stomach or indigestion)
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Fistula (an abnormal connection between organs or vessels)
     
Recovery Normal activity within one week; full recovery within two to three weeks Normal activity within a few days; full recovery within two to four weeks
     
Follow-Up Regular follow up to and adjustments necessary for best results Regular follow up to track progress
     
Weight Loss Slow and steady weight loss setting at final weight around five years after surgery About 50% of desired weight loss
within two years; about 80% of
desired weight loss at about three
years. Patients with a BMI > 60 may
require additional malabsorptive
procedure to achieve total weight loss goal.
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