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Dr.Weight // Weight loss surgery - global preferences

Weight loss surgery - global preferences

Bariatric Surgery - – 2008

In spite of the large variety of operations aimed at weight reduction, only two are considered a world gold standard – gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.

Europe and in the USA, however, are divided as to preference:

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Gastric Bypass







Sleeve gastrectomy, though, is now gaining popularity owing to its relative safety and high effectiveness.

Biliopancreatic bypass is relatively seldom performed outside Italy (motherland of its author) and Canada. Despite its good weight-reducing effect, it can cause a whole range of undesirable serious metabolic complications. Operations aimed at appetite reduction (e.g. pacemaker implantation) are not used in practice, being a subject of scientific research.