Comparison of Obesity Surgeries

Name of the obesity surgical procedure and its Illustrative image

How the procedure works

Nature of procedure (Reversible/Irreversible)

Weight Loss

Average surgery time

Average hospital stay time

Name of the obesity surgical procedure and its Illustrative image

Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding

How the procedure works

Limits the quantity of food reaching the stomach. Does not alter the digestive process.

Nature of procedure (Reversible/Irreversible)

It is as reversible procedure.

Weight Loss

This process is known to reduce weight of a person by 40% to 45%.

Average surgery time

Less than one hour (Actual time depends on condition of patient)

Average hospital stay time

1 to 2 days (Actual time depends on condition of patient)

Name of the obesity surgical procedure and its Illustrative image

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

How the procedure works

The normal course of food reaching small intestine is cut short. The usable size of stomach is reduced.

Nature of procedure (Reversible/Irreversible)

It is also a reversible procedure but should be considered as irreversible.

Weight Loss

This is highly effective procedure and is able to reduce weight by around 60%.

Average surgery time

Anywhere between one to two hours (Actual time depends on condition of patient)

Average hospital stay time

2 or 3 days (Actual time depends on condition of patient)

Name of the obesity surgical procedure and its Illustrative image

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

How the procedure works

A part of stomach is removed thus people eat less. The part of stomach that is removed also contain hunger stimulating hormone.

Nature of procedure (Reversible/Irreversible)

It is an irreversible procedure.

Weight Loss

The result for this procedure varies and people on an average can expect to shed weight by 55%.

Average surgery time

Near about three hours to four hours (Actual time depends on condition of patient)

Average hospital stay time

2 or 3 days (Actual time depends on condition of patient)