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Sleeve vs. Bypass
Sleeve Bypass
Usual length of Hospital stay 2-3 days 2-3 days
Avg time to lose excess weight 12-18 months 12-18 months
Avg excess weight lost 70% 77%
Effectiveness w/"sweet eaters" Fair Good
Surgery Introduction 1993 1967
Requires maintenance "fills" No No
Requires re-routing of intestines No Yes
Invasiveness of the surgery More Most
Risk of vitamin deficiencies More Most
Re-operation Low Low
Usual route of re-operation Laparoscopic (small incisions) Open (large incision)
% Operative Mortality (death rate within 30 days of surgery) 0.08% 0.14%
Reversibility Irreversible Reversible

Date Updated: 09-MAR-2017

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