Which weight loss surgery should you have?

You have a choice between the Gastric Bypass (roux-en-Y gastric bypass) or the Gastric Sleeve ( Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy). Click here to compare.

We recommend the “gold standard” gastric bypass in most cases because of solid results up to 25 years after the surgery.

We do not recommend adjustable gastric band surgery because of complications 3+ years after the surgery. Click here for more details.

We do not recommend the gastric balloon as it is a temporary procedure, just like the diets you tried and failed.

The duodenal switch is reserved for special cases e.g. weight over 450 lbs or 220 kg.

There are many experimental procedures that we do not yet recommend because the long term results are not known (eg. single anastomosis bypass, ilea interposition etc.).

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