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Compare Bariatric Surgery Options in New Jersey

Located in Montclair, the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, offers bariatric surgery options to patients from around the world. Recent advancements in bariatric surgery have brought new options to obese patients. Our side-by-side comparison of some of the most popular procedures can help those in New Jersey understand the advantages and disadvantages of each technique.

 

Procedure Type Advantages Disadvantages
Incision-Free Gastric Sleeve Restrictive – Incision-Free procedure
– Same-day procedure (usually no hospital stay required)
– Virtually painless
– Average recovery time is 2-3 days
– Reversible
– Some post-procedure nausea
– Patients can abuse post-operative anatomy easily since there is little to no pain
Endoscopic Plication Restrictive – Incision-Free procedure
– Same-day procedure (usually no hospital stay required)
– Virtually painless
– Average recovery time is 2-3 days
– Some post-procedure nausea
– Patients can abuse post-operative anatomy easily since there is little to no pain
Gastric Balloon Restrictive – Incision-Free procedure
– Same-day procedure (no hospital stay required)
– Virtually painless
– No recovery time
– Reversible
– May cause nausea
– Risk for weight regain once balloon is removed
Gastric Bypass Restrictive, Malabsorptive – Most common procedure
– Shown to be most effective procedure for weight loss
– Risk for surgical complications
– Stretching of the stomach pouch and/or stoma can occur
– Long recovery time
– Risk for malnutrition and dehydration
Gastric Sleeve Restrictive – Newest procedure
– Effective
– Risk for surgical complications
– A large portion of the stomach is permanently removed
– Recovery time is long
– Stretching of the stomach can occur
LAP-BAND® Restrictive – Adjustable and removable
– Less risk for malnutrition
– Risk for surgical complications
– Erosion or slippage of LAP-BAND® can occur
Stomach Stapling Restrictive – Normally does not cause dumping syndrome
– Better absorption of nutrients compared to gastric bypass
– Risk for surgical complications
– Stretching of the stomach pouch can occur

 

“Individual results may vary.  Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counselling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”