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Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
Baylor Scott & White Center for Bariatric Surgery – Waxahachie
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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced to about 20% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach resulting in a sleeve or tube like structure. Works by restricting you capacity to eat.

Advantages: 50-60% excess weight loss in 1 year, low complication rate, no dumping syndrome, can be considered as a first stage into a bypass or duodenal switch

Disadvantages: weight regain, reflux , irreversible

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Gastric Bypass

A surgical procedure where a small portion of the stomach is created (pouch) that is attached to a limb of small intestine bypassing the rest of the stomach and a part of the small intestine. Works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and by inducing malabsorption where the calories ingested are not fully absorbed into the blood circulation.

Advantages: 65-70% excess weight loss in 1 year, cures reflux, better than sleeve or band for diabetes

Disadvantages: dumping syndrome, vitamin deficiencies

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Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch (SADI)

A sleeve shaped stomach is created and is attached to the final section of the small intestine bypassing most of the small intestine. Works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and by inducing malabsorption where the calories ingested are not fully absorbed into the blood circulation.

Advantages: more weight loss for BMI> 50, better resolution of diabetes, can be performed in single or 2 stages

Disadvantages: vitamin deficiencies, flatulence/diarrhea

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