Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Permanently changing the size of your stomach
  • Approved coverage by most insurance providers January 2011
  • Non-adjustable
  • New stomach will hold approximately 10% of what a normal adult stomach can hold
  • Typically 1 day hospital stay
  • 68% excess weight loss 1 year after surgery

Lap Band Surgery

  • No change in your anatomy or stomach stapling
  • Has been approved by the FDA to use in the United States since 2001
  • Adjustable – Regular follow-ups necessary for optimal results
  • 42% average excess weight loss 1 year after surgery
  • Typically 1 day hospital stay

Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Gold Standard in Bariatric Surgery
  • Has been preformed in the United States for the last 40 years
  • Oldest form of weight loss surgery of any bariatric surgery
  • Permanent and non-adjustable
  • 67% average excess weight loss 1 year after surgery