Adjustable Gastric BandAdjustable Gastric Band Procedure

The REALIZE Band reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. The REALIZE Band wraps around the upper part of the stomach, dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch that holds about ½ cup of food and a larger lower stomach. As a result, you'll feel fuller sooner and stay fuller longer. The REALIZE Band allows for normal digestion and absorption.

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Gastric BypassGastric Bypass

A gastric bypass restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine. Having a smaller stomach pouch causes you to feel full sooner and eat less; bypassing part of the small intestine means the body absorbs fewer calories.

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Sleeve GastrectomySleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure decreases the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. During the sleeve gastrectomy procedure a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. The rest of the stomach is removed. The sleeve is about the size of a banana. As a result, you'll feel fuller sooner and stay fuller longer. Sleeve gastrectomy allows for normal digestion and absorption.

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