– Is there a gastric bypass alternative?
Yes, there are many types of bariatric surgery including lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.
– Gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve – What is the difference?
In gastric sleeve surgery, a large part of the stomach is surgically removed, giving the new stomach the appearance of a “sleeve”.
– Gastric bypass vs lap band – What is the difference?
Gastric lap band surgery uses a band to divide the stomach into two portions. The stomach will not be stapled or changed in any way – the lap band creates a bottleneck in the upper part of the stomach, helping the patient eat less.