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Individuals who are considering bariatric surgery for weight loss have multiple options. From traditional gastric bypass surgery to laparoscopic band surgery to gastric sleeve, each type of surgery has its own benefits and risks.
At the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center, our team of board certified surgeons will explain the pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs gastric bypass surgeries.
They’ll help you to make the right decision when considering bariatric surgery.
When deciding which surgery is right for you, it is essential to compare your options. You should understand the similarities and differences between the two types of bariatric procedures. When reviewing gastric bypass vs sleeve, there are a number of factors to consider:
Whether you select gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, it's important that you follow a strict post-surgery diet.
Both gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries can be effective tools in achieving long-term weight loss. Both procedures can help improve obesity-related conditions, including:
You should work alongside your doctor to choose the best weight loss procedure for you.
Learn more about our surgery options and review a full comparison chart for the differences between bariatric surgery procedures offered at the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center.