The adjustable gastric band is an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small reservoir to limit the amount of food and how quickly it passes through the stomach. It is a type of restrictive bariatric surgery.
Gastric Bypass Gastric
Bypass can provide long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on the type of surgery and the change in your lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose around 70%, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.
Eighty percent of the stomach can be removed through this surgery, in order to leave a long tubular stomach. Also known as vertical gastrectomy or simply the "sleeve" is a procedure that removes 75% to 80% of the stomach to leave a long tubular stomach.