Gastric Sleeve versus Bypass

Gastric Sleeve versus Bypass

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Gastric Sleeve versus BypassThere are several factors that you should consider when deciding between gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike other laparoscopic procedures like the adjustable gastric band, both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass are procedures that have many common goals. Between them they are both permanent, reduce the sensation of hunger and lead to greater weight loss.

You can read about Gastric Bypass Side Effects here, or continue reading about gastric sleeve versus bypass.

Amount of weight loss

The most important thing is to know how much weight you can expect to lose after undergoing surgery. In this sense, it is equally important to know that long term weight loss depends more on the lifestyle you adopt than on the procedure of your choice. The key point in weight loss is regular physical exercise and the application of healthy and natural eating habits; This way you will lose weight faster, and at the same time you will be changing your life.

If, on the other hand, you continue with your previous lifestyle, after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery you are likely to regain weight. It is in your hands to achieve change, and in fact there is evidence that by making simple changes in your daily habits you can achieve any goal of weight loss. This can be corroborated by the results of both procedures.

Patients with gastric bypass lose between 60% -80% of excess weight, while with gastric sleeve patients lose between 50% -70% of excess body weight over a two-year period.

Comparison of procedural times

As we all know, every surgical procedure carries an inherent risk when talking about being under the effects of anesthesia, and this risk is doubled in obese patients with comorbidities (hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes).

Although there are other less important factors in the decision to perform one or the other procedure, the duration of surgery is too important when choosing the most appropriate procedure. If you analyze this information plus the other influential factors you will be able to make the most accurate and informed decision about which procedure best suits your needs and health condition.

In fact, an article published by the journal “Obesity Surgery” examined numerous studies regarding laparoscopic gastric sleeve as a therapeutic method of morbid obesity, and were able to calculate the average times between both bariatric procedures. The mean duration for gastric bypass was 2 hours and 45 minutes, and the mean duration of time for gastric sleeve surgery was 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Advantages of gastric bypass on gastric sleeve

  • Gastric bypass surgery has been used for much longer. Its complications and the results of it have gone through numerous studies, and much research has been invested. In fact, scholarships for the training of bariatric surgeons used much of their training in performing the procedure.
  • By omitting the intestines, it produces a malabsorption aspect, so it takes less time for the body to absorb the calories, since the intestinal tract is shortened, and this effectively reduces calorie consumption.
  • Gastric bypass is more complicated, and has a slightly higher risk profile, but produces greater weight loss, and also creates the dumping syndrome.
  • If you have a history of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), the most recommended for you is gastric bypass surgery, since there is a lower risk of reflux with this technique.
  • Although the dumping syndrome sounds like a terrible complication is more of a benefit, and is specific to gastric bypass surgery.

Advantages of gastric sleeve over gastric bypass

  • Gastric sleeve surgery has several advantages over gastric bypass. These include reducing the feeling of hunger and the speed and ease of the procedure. Also with the gastric sleeve you do not need to take vitamins for life after surgery.
  • Gastric bypass surgery results in a smaller stomach and reduced ghrelin production.
  • Another benefit of gastric sleeve surgery is that weight loss is slower (progressive) and the results are seen after 2 or 3 years.

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Gastric Sleeve versus Bypass August 29, 2017

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