There are several things to consider when trying to decide between gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band), these two operations are both permanent, reduce hunger, and lead to the highest percentage of weight loss. To properly compare gastric sleeve surgery to gastric bypass surgery we will examine the following data :
Expected weight loss.
Speed of weight loss.
Time of surgery.
Gastric bypass benefits over sleeve.
Gastric sleeve benefits over bypass.
Risk of complications.
Surgeon skill and preference.