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Gastric Bypass Gastric Banding Sleeve Gastrectomy
Procedure
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure involving multiple areas of the abdomen changes normal process of digestion
  • Not reversible
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure no stomach stapling, cutting or intestinal re-routing
  • Reversible
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure requires stapling
  • Not reversible
Implanted Device
  • No significant hardware in body
  • Requires implanted medical device
  • No significant hardware in body
Advantages
  • Rapid initial weight loss
  • Slightly increased total weight loss
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Improved quality of life
  • Low mortality rate
  • Low complication rate
  • No change to normal digestion or nutrient absorption
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • No Dumping Syndrome1
  • Lowest mortality rate
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Improved quality of life
  • Suited for patients with health conditions that do not make them good candidates for other WEIGHT LOSS SURGERIES
  • Leaves stomach openings intact so digestion occurs normally
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • No Dumping Syndrome1
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Improved quality of life
Risks or Complications
  • Changes normal digestion
  • Staple separation or leakage
  • Potential inability to see some organs with x-ray or endoscopy
  • Ulcers
  • Dumping syndrome 1
  • Increased gas
  • Band may slip, leak or erode port may dislodge
  • Tube and port complications (kinking, infection and disconnection)
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammation of the esophagus of stomach
  • Staple separation or leakage
  • Ulcers
  • Dyspepsia (upset stomach or indigestion)
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Fistula (an abnormal connection between organs or vessels)
Recovery Normal activity within one week; full recovery within two to four weeks Normal activity within one week; full recovery within two to three weeks Normal activity within a few days; full recovery within two to four weeks
Follow-Up Regular follow up to track Progress Regular follow up to and adjustments necessary for best results Regular follow up to track progress
Weight Loss RAPID WEIGHT LOSS  over 3-6 months, settling at final weight 18-24 months after surgery Slow and steady weight loss setting at final weight around five years after surgery About 50% of desired weight loss within two years; about 80% of desired weight loss at about three years. Patients with a BMI > 60 may require additional malabsorptive procedure to achieve total weight loss goal.
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Northwest EndoSurgical

At Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 301-1404.

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