Bariatric Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedures for weight loss are either Restrictive or Malabsorptive or a combination of both.
Procedures such as the Gastric Band and the Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy) are purely restrictive, whereas the Gastric Bypass (both Roux en Y and Single Anastamosis Bypass) operations are a combination.
Choosing the right Bariatric procedure for you.
Gastric Sleeve is the most common because it is simple, very safe and easy to live with for most people.
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass is a often a better choice for those with significant reflux (heartburn), or diabetes, but not for smokers.
Single Anastamosis Gastric Bypass (One anastamosis/'Mini' Gastric Bypass) combines the benefits of a sleeve with a bypass; it leads to better weight loss and diabetes correction than the sleeve, but is not recommended if you have significant reflux or are a smoker.
Dr Crawford will explain the procedures, and help select the one that is best for you.
What is the best weight loss operation?
Watch this short video where Dr Crawford explains the different procedures