As one of the most recognized weight loss clinics in Vadodara, we are aware that there are many techniques to lose weight. Among all of them, today we want to compare two of the most used by our clients: gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.
And it is that when deciding what type of treatment is the most appropriate, it is necessary to assess the strengths and weaknesses. In this case, they are two bariatric surgery procedures that are performed laparoscopically and are very similar. In fact, both methods significantly reduce the urge to eat to feel full. Both gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery can be very effective tools to achieve long-term weight loss.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT GASTRIC BYPASS?
For one thing, gastric bypass aims to reduce the size of the stomach by surgically creating a small pouch, dividing the upper part of the stomach from the rest.
It consists of reducing the volume of the stomach and shortening the section through which food passes. This helps to produce favourable changes in intestinal hormones and, as a consequence, appetite is reduced and satiety increases.
Gastric bypass surgery is a more complex operation than other types of procedures that contribute to weight loss. It is usually recommended for those patients who are very obese. In fact, they can lose between 50 and 80 per cent of excess body weight in an average of 12 to 18 months.
AND THE GASTRIC SLEEVE?
A gastric sleeve is a procedure that requires less time to perform. It is considered less complicated in the short and long term, as well as having fewer nutritional implications. In this case, an incision is made that turns the natural appearance of the stomach into a tubular or gastric sleeve-like appearance.
In reality, it is considered a much more conservative, safer, and less complex operation than gastric bypass. Broadly speaking, it is a suggested option for obese people who find it extremely difficult to lose weight even if they exercise, diet, or take medication.
Patients who undergo this treatment typically lose 60 to 70 per cent of their excess body weight within 12 to 18 months. Likewise, it is also considered an option to consider when patients have a life-threatening problem related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes. If you are thinking of performing a weight loss treatment, at Laparoscopic Surgery we have the best professionals in the sector and the most competitive prices on the market.