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Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass

Know the Difference between Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass?


Before making a major surgical weight loss decision, you’ll want to understand the difference between gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass surgery. Although both procedures produce a similar effect, each offers a different approach to weight management.

This side-by-side gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass comparison chart will assist you in understanding the differences between the procedures:

 

Features
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Bypass
Approach
Reduces the feeling of physical hunger and limits food intake
Reduces the feelings of physical hunger and limits food intake. It also reduces food absorption
Stomach
Stomach is reduced by 90%
Stomach is separated and a small upper pouch is created, the lower portion is bypassed
Average recovery time
Overnight stay and typically patients return to work in two weeks
Return to work in approx. 2 to 3 weeks (each patient varies)
Surgical advantages
Less complex procedure, few problematic foods and naturally occurring digestion, no dumping, desire to eat diminishes
Greater food controls, malabsorption encourages weight loss, dumping prevents eating sweets or fatty foods, decreases desire to eat
Post-surgical eating habits
 
800 calories per day during initial weight loss period is recommended, 1,000 to 1,200 per day for maintenance
800 calories per day during initial weight loss period, 1,000 to 1,200 per day for maintenance
Nutritional supplements
 
Multivitamin, calcium, vitamin B12, B1, Vit. D, fruits and greens.
Multivitamin, calcium, vitamin B12, B1, Vit. D, fruits and greens, iron if needed
Average weight loss
60-70% body weight lost over 2 years
65-70% of excess weight approximately one year after surgery

Consider how either procedure fits into your future goals and plans. The best way to evaluate which procedure may be best is to consult with a WhyDiet representative and discuss your overall goals.

Learn more about gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass procedures by contacting WhyDiet or call 800-WHY-DIET (949-3438).

Exploring Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass with WhyDiet


You will be cared for by WhyDiet’s dedicated team as you examine whether gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass is the right procedure for you. Our team of physicians, nutritionists, fitness experts and therapists take a comprehensive approach to weight management.

Along with our patients, we explore every aspect of health, nutrition, fitness and well-being before collectively deciding upon one procedure over another.

In addition, we provide ongoing support and encouragement post-surgery. Schedule an initial consultation or call 800-WHY-DIET (949-3438).

 

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