Comparison of Techniques

The four main techniques recommended and offered by The London Bariatric Centre are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Gastric Balloon
  • Gastric Band
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve

The following chart should help clarify the most apparent differences between the techniques.

GASTRIC:- BALLOON- BAND- BYPASS- SLEEVE
APPROACH:EndoscopyLaparoscopyLaparoscopyLaparoscopy
AnaesthesiaSedation OnlyGeneral Anaesthesia General Anaesthesia General Anaesthesia
Hospital Stay (Guide)Day-Case or OvernightDay-Case or Overnight2 Nights2 Nights
% Loss in Excess Body Weight (Guide) 30% 60% 80%80%
ReversibleYesYesYesNo
EFFECTIVENESS IN TREATING:
- Diabetes ('Type II')LowModerate with good weight-loss HighModerate to High
- High Blood Pressure LowModerate with good weight-loss HighHigh
- Sleep Apnoea HighHighHighHigh