Which Weight Loss Surgery Should i Choose?

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Today three most commonly performed weight loss surgeries worldwide are Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y, Gastric Band and Gastric Sleeve.

Firstly, each gastric surgery has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, greater weight loss is recorded after gastric bypass than after gastric band. Usually, in 1 year a patient looses 72 % of excess weight after gastric bypass, 56 % after gastric band and 68% after gastric sleeve.

However, gastric band is reversible surgery and the least invasive, therefore the recovery is faster than after the other procedures. On the other hand, one the greatest values of gastric sleeve is that the digestive tract is not changed and therefore there is no risk of any kind of malnutrition or dumping syndrome.

Did you know that bariatric surgeries also help to resolve such weight related disorders as diabetes type II, hypertension, asthma, arthritis and sleep apnea? 84 % percent of patients resolved diabetes II after the gastric bypass and 75% overcame hypertension. Gastric band and gastric sleeve also show outstanding results.

It is not a secret that obesity is a growing concern worldwide. Let the numbers speak for themselves. In 2009, 23 % of the UK population was obese, and 34% in the US. Interestingly, the distribution of weight loss surgeries varies in those two countries. In UK one bariatric surgery was performed per 10,000 residents, while in US 7 surgeries.  Did you know that in 2010, gastric bypass was the most popular bariatric surgery in the UK (58% percent), followed by gastric band (19%).

Of course, the final decision should be made after a thorough consultation with your bariatric surgeon, the info-graphic seeks to serve you as a starting guiding point.

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