The Gastric bypass procedure takes longer than the gastric banding because it involves rearranging some portions of the gastrointestinal tract and involves a longer stay at the hospital due to slow recovery.
Advantages of bariatric surgery include reducing the size of the stomach. This can be done by using the gastric band to tie up a portion of the stomach which will ensure a minimum consumption of food thus reducing the weight gradually.
Patients that have undergone the bariatric surgery have an advantage because they have to follow a specific type of diet that is fat free or a liquid diet. This ensures that the patient can only consume those foods that will help in reducing his weight.
Advantages of bariatric surgery also include the possibility of the procedure being reversed. This means that’s the stomach can be restored to it’s original shape and size.
Another advantage is that the surgery does not interfere with or decrease the capability of small intestines to absorb nutrients.
Bariatric surgery does not involve removal of the stomach, stapling of the stomach or implantation of any foreign objects. There are no adjustments or any fills done to the stomach.
After the surgery most patients lose up to 50%-60% of their excess body weight. This helps reduce obesity, diabetes as well as hypertension.
Before choosing the bariatric procedure you should consult with health experts or a physician in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate or not. The health experts will help you choose the best weight loss procedure that will give you the best desirable results without severe side-effects.