Procedures - Laparoscopic
This is a slightly more complicated operation
where the stomach volume is reduced dramatically. In addition
the small bowel is divided and part of the bowel is attached
to the small stomach pouch. This differs from gastric banding
and sleeve gastrectomy because there is a component of malabsorbtion.
Your doctor will discuss these options
with you. Not every patient will be suitable for each operation.
Careful history taking, examination and personal preference
will be relevant in making the correct choice.