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Gastric Sleeve and Lap Band are some of the most efficient surgeries which help patients control obesity and weight loss. Each procedure has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The gastric sleeve is beneficial for patients with a BMI over 45 and no intestinal bypass is need, therefore avoiding long-term complications. But, the gastric sleeve bypass is not reversible, it is rarely covered by health or medical insurance, there is a chance of not producing the expected weight loss, it is a little more expensive compared with the lap band and there is also the chance of leakage from staples.
The lap band requires no cutting of the stomach muscles or stapling, the procedure can be reversed, so the band can be removed, the stomach patch size is adjustable and the patient id released from hospital after 48 hours or even 24 hours. But, patients who choose this procedure will notice that the weight loss is slower, they will not be able to eat certain types of food and there is also the possibility for the gastric band to deflate or slip.
If you cannot choose between these two procedures you should talk to your doctor who will determine which is the best for you and which will suit your weight, circumstances and goals. Here are some of the best packages for obesity/bariatric surgery, including lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.
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Dr Maytorena and his staff were very accommodating to my mother and I. The women's hospital was very clean and comfortable. My experience with Dr. Maytorena was wonderful and I am very grateful to him for helping me change my life.
And I am!!! Actually I'm better! I have lost 10 dress sizes and about 60 pounds! I am smaller than I was at my senior prom! I feel great! I look great! I have more energy, I am able to exercise and have more endurance. I eat better in front of my son and am able to teach him better habits by example. I couldn’t ask for more.
My name is Nedra D. from Moreno Valley, USA. Since I was a child, I had problems with my weight, but in high school, I managed to lose some pounds due to the physical activities I did. When I gave birth to my first son, that’s when I started to eat excessively, thus more weight gain ensued. With my petite 5’3” frame, I am heavy at 190 lbs.
In March of 2012, we came to Mexico Bariatric Team and Dr. Arellano to have gastric sleeve surgery. The reason we both decided to have surgery is because life being overweight was hard. Going to work was hard, waking up was hard, playing with our daughter was hard. We felt we were prisoners in our own bodies.
Dr. Maytorena saved my life! And not just by providing me the opportunity to loose weight and change my life. My husband and I had been fighting weight loss, diets, and exercise for several years. We have a son with a metabolic disorder and eating right and staying fit needs to be a big part of his life. We decided to take control and have the gastric sleeve surgery