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Band vs. Sleeve vs. Bypass
Realize Band

Sleeve Bypass
Usual length of Hospital stay   1-2 days 2-3 days 2-3 days
Avg time to lose excess weight   3 years (1-2 lbs/wk) 12-18 months 12-18 months
Avg excess weight lost   40% 55% 75%
Effectiveness w/"sweet  eaters"   Suboptimal Fair Good
Surgery Introduction   2001 & 2007 1993 1967
Requires maintenance "fills"   Yes No No
Requires  re-routing of intestines   No No Yes
Invasiveness of the surgery   Least More Most
Risk of vitamin deficiencies   Least More Most
Re-operation   Higher Lower Lower
Usual route of re-operation   Laparoscopic (small incisions) Laparoscopic (small incisions) Open (large incision)
% Operative Mortality (death rate within 30 days of surgery)   < 0.1% 0.19% 0.5%
Reversibility   Easy Irreversible Difficult

Date Updated: 06-OCT-2011

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