Gastric sleeve surgery offers some advantages over gastric bypass. The main benefits are the reduction of hunger and the speed and relative ease of the procedure. You will also need to take fewer vitamins after surgery.
In the greater curvature (left side) of the stomach is the area where ghrelin, the hunger hormone, is produced. In gastric sleeve surgery, this area is almost completely removed. The result is that hunger is significantly reduced. Some patients report having to remind themselves to eat for the first 6 months after surgery.
It is important to note that with gastric bypass you will have a smaller gastric reservoir (stomach) and the production of ghrelin is also reduced. However, there are some data that seem to indicate less feeling of hunger with gastric sleeve surgery compared to after gastric bypass.
Another relative benefit of gastric sleeve surgery is slower weight loss. Gastric sleeve patients typically see their weight loss plateau after 2 years, while gastric bypass results in much faster weight loss (typically all within the first year).
Why is losing weight slower a benefit? This is very subjective and unproven. Some patients and doctors believe that slower weight loss leads to less sagging of the skin and a reduction in stretch marks. You can also fool your co-workers into thinking that you've found the biggest weight loss secret on earth, assuming you haven't told them about your surgery.
The decision between Gastric Sleeve or Bypass will always be the responsibility of the doctor and will be according to the situation of each patient.
Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure indicated for some patients with obesity, but it is important to note that it is not an aesthetic procedure. This type of treatment could help to solve the obesity problem faced by millions of patients and who today do not have access to other options to treat it.
Weight loss surgery has been a solution to many people's lives. It responded to the wishes of patients to achieve a figure that would improve their lifestyle and give them great self-esteem. With a good change in eating habits and constant physical activity, people's lives can change for the better.
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