How Is Lap Band Different From Gastric Bypass

Gastric BypassWeight is becoming a major issue among many people the world over. It is common to hear of people looking for the best possible way to loose weight. Lap Band and Gastric bypass surgery are among the many options that people opt for. These two medical methods help in long term weight reduction in a very short time.

Gastric bypass surgery involves cutting a part of the stomach to create a small pouch. The top ends of the top part of the small intestines are placed in the pouch. This process makes the stomach smaller, allowing food to bypass the small intestines.

Lap Band surgery involves placing an adjustable saline silicon band around the stomach’s top part. An access port is connected to the band from the left side of the stomach. This access port is filled with a saline solution that is used to regulate appetite by loosening or tightening the lap band.

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