Types of bariatric surgery

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure.

Gastric bypass surgery refers to a technique in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both.

The Mini Gastric Bypass is a newer version of the traditional Gastric Bypass. It is both restrictive and malabsorptive. The main difference is that it is a less complicated procedure because it bypasses 2m of the small bowel.

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