Lap Band Surgery
The band is placed at the upper part of the stomach . I t allows people to feel satisfied after eating only a small amount of food. As the size of the inlet to the stomach can be adjusted, food is slowed down on its journey, allowing you to eat small quantities of food over the same time that others will eat a large meal.
Sleeve (Tube) Gastrectomy
This operation has some resemblance to the old – fashioned so – called ‘stomach stapling’ procedures of the 1980s and 1990s (the vertical banded gastroplasty) and has probably replaced them worldwide. It involves removing the outer part of the stomach, thus significantly reducing the capacity to store food and generate hunger signals.
Several forms of this procedure have been performed over the last three decades. It is based on an operation which has been used to treat stomach ulcers and cancers for more than a century, and the name is derived from the name of the French surgeon who first described the use of a small segment of small bowel to divert bile and acid away from the stomach and oesophagus.
All surgical procedures for obesity, both old and new, are designed to change how the person processes food. Although all of these procedures are designed to be permanent, in reality not all the effects of the surgery are permanent. Over time, parts of the stomach and oesophagus can stretch and sag, and patients can develop new conditions such as ulcers or reflux.
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