A few years ago, Lap band surgery was the most common bariatric operation performed in Australia. It has gradually declined in use due to high long-term revision surgery and complication rates.
Gastric bypass surgery has been tried and tested for over 40 years. It’s a procedure where the stomach is partitioned to a smaller size and small bowel is re-routed to this new gastric pouch. In the banded gastric bypass a fixed silastic ring is placed around the gastric pouch.
Gastric Sleeve surgery, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a keyhole surgery where a large portion of the stomach is removed. A bariatric surgeon forms part of the stomach into a ‘narrow tube’ (or sleeve), and remainder of the stomach is removed.
Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal switch (SADI-S) or Stomach Intestine Sparing Surgery – known as SIPS for short – is a procedure that involves a sleeve gastrectomy being performed along with surgery to reroute the small intestine.
Single Anastomosis Stomach-Ileal Bypass (or SASI-S Bypass) is a combination of a sleeve gastrectomy and an intestinal bypass.
Revisional bariatric surgery is a procedure completed on patients who have already received a bariatric treatment previously and are thus undergoing revisional surgery to either alter the type of weight loss surgery