Detailed Comparison of Our Procedures
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|Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass||Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy||Duodenal Switch||One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass||Single Anastomosis Duodenal Ileostomy|
|World wide Popularity||Most common(“Gold Standard”)||New Procedure Becoming popular||<2%||<2%||?|
|Hospital Stay||2 days||1 day||2-3 days||2 days||2 days|
|Return to work?||2 weeks||2 weeks||2 weeks||2 weeks||2 weeks|
|Is the surgery reversible?||YES||NO||NO||YES||NO|
|Does the procedure eliminate hunger?||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Chance of dying within 30 days of surgery||0 – 0.5%||0 – 0.5%||0 – 1.6%||0 – 0.5%||Unknown as yet|
|Average weight loss 10 years after surgery||70% of excess weight||55% of excess weight||75% of excess weight||Unknown as yet||Unknown as yet|
|How fast will I reach my maximum weight loss?||18 months||2 years||18 months||18 months||18 months|
|Can I regain weight after this procedure?||+||++||+||++||Unknown as yet|
|Type-2 Diabetes control||+++||++||++++||++||Unknown as yet|
|High Blood Pressure control||+++||++||+++||++||Unknown as yet|
|Lipid & Cholesterol control||+++||++||++++||+||Unknown as yet|
|Sleep Apnea control||+++||++||+++||+||Unknown as yet|
|Life-Long complications||Anemia ++ VitaminDeficiency ++Kidney Stones +Dumping if dietary advice not followed||Anemia ++ Vitamin Deficiency ++||Anemia +++ Vitamin Deficiency +++ Kidney Stones ++ Low Albumin + Frequent bowel movements +++||Anemia ++ Vitamin Deficiency ++ Kidney Stones +Bile refluxDumping if dietary advice not followed||Unknown as yet|
|Dr. Christou’s Recommendations||Recommended for patients with a BMI of >40 kg/m
It is considered the “Gold Standard Procedure” for weight loss in North America.
The majority of our patients chose this procedure.
|Best for patients with
2 (with at least one obesity associated disease like diabetes) who enjoy participating
exercise program and are more disciplined and can follow dietary restrictions.
This is our second most popular procedure.
|Best for patients with BMI>60 kg/m
2 who accept certain inconveniences like frequent bowel movements, flatulence
Dr. Christou’s main reservation is the need for rigid adherence to diet supplements which most patients fail to follow long term.
|Recommended for patients with a BMI of >40 kg/m
Bile reflux and bile esophagitis (an irritation of the tube connecting the stomach and mouth from bile coming up the single anastomosis to the pouch and the esophagus) can lead to cancer (rare).
|Not enough experience available world-wide to make recommendation.The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery position statement is that SADI is an experimental procedure and requires further study.|