When it comes to gastric bypass vs. banding for weight loss surgery it can be difficult to understand which option is best. This is why we are discussing both popular procedures today to help you make the most informed decision for your weight loss transformation journey.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
During gastric bypass surgery, your surgeon will make your stomach into a small pouch and attach it directly to a portion of your small intestine.
What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding?
During this surgical option, your surgeon will place a band around the upper portion of your stomach to create a small pouch which will restrict the amount of food you require to feel full.
How Much Weight Can I Lose Through Surgery?
In a medical study, patients were evaluated following their surgeries and were found to have lowered their BMI by an average of 8 points with lap band surgery while bypass patients lowered their BMI by an average of 14.9 points.
Which Is Safer: Gastric Bypass vs. Banding?
In the same study, 3 percent of bypass patients experienced adverse side effects (death, DVT, etc.) while only 1.3 percent of lap band patients experienced complications.
So, Which Surgical Option is Best?
At the end of the day, the only person who can decide which surgery is best for you is you and your doctor.
This is why it is so important to schedule a consultation with a board-certified professional surgeon with extensive experience performing these surgeries for their patients.
Schedule a Consultation at Maryland Bariatrics Today
At Maryland Bariatrics our team of surgeons are uniquely qualified to help our patients meet their weight loss goals for a healthier life.
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If you are interested in scheduling a consultation at Maryland Bariatrics, please call us today to speak with a member of our team at 301-965-0546.