What Weight Loss Surgery is Best for You?
MCAN Healthʼs surgeries are tailored to the individual. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the case. The final decision belongs exclusively to the patient, but we strongly recommend you to carefully consider our surgeonsʼ indications and advice when choosing the best method for you. As a general guideline, you might want to consider the following factors:
A gastric bypass surgery provides a very rapid and effective post-operatory weight loss. However, as a major surgery, its results are irreversible and have their risks and potential complications. For example, the lesser nutrient absorption can lead to hypovitaminosis or malnutrition.Vitamin levels will have to be monitored and supplements might have to be taken.
A gastric sleeve is a less risky procedure than a gastric bypass, as it does not involve such a major change of the digestive system. Its main advantage is an equally effective weight loss result, while the main risk it involves is stomach leakage, at a 1% rate, making an endoscopic surgery necessary in case it happens.
A gastric balloon has the huge advantage of not involving a major surgery nor a drastic change of the digestive system. However, weight loss results are not so fast and drastic. A gastric balloon might require several operations, and it presents the hindrance of having a bag of plastic in the stomach for a prolonged period of time.