Differences Between Gastric Bypass Gastric-Banding and Gastric Sleeve

27 June 2019

When researching which bariatric surgical treatment is the most beneficial, it’s essential to fully understand the range of options on offer including gastric banding.

Three of the most common bariatric surgeries are gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. Here is a summary of what each one entails.

What Is Gastric Banding?

Gastric banding surgery, also sometimes referred to as lap-band surgery, is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. This bariatric weight-loss surgical treatment is a quick, simple and reversible procedure that aims to reduce the size of your stomach to reduce the intake of food.

The operation takes 30 to 40 minutes and does not alter normal digestion. When it comes to the lowest-risk weight-loss procedure, many opt for lap band surgery.

Perth is a great place to find reliable options for gastric banding that can reduce excess weight by up to 50%.

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is also known as sleeve gastrectomy. It is a moderately invasive laparoscopic procedure that removes up to 75% of the stomach.

Gastric sleeve surgery is non-reversible, which is one of the most significant differences when compared to both gastric banding and a gastric bypass.

The procedure will take between 45 to 60 minutes to perform and can cut excess weight by 65% to 75%.

What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is an invasive laparoscopic procedure that can help reduce excess weight by up to 80%. The procedure changes how the stomach processes food. The aim is to decrease the size of the stomach, so when food is consumed, the person feels full quicker, resulting in less food being eaten.

Gastric bypass surgery can take from 60 to 90 minutes and is believed to be the best long-term option for weight loss.

Gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding are both invasive yet reversible options, while a gastric sleeve is non-reversible. Although gastric banding is the safest and less invasive surgical weight-loss option, the more invasive sleeve and bypass options will ensure you lose more optimal amounts of excess weight.

Contact us or visit Perth Weight Loss and Surgery to learn more about the weight-loss solutions and receive a complimentary consultation.

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