Weight Loss Surgery Which Should I Choose
Get to know the benefits and risks of 3 popular options
How to Choose The Best Type of Weight Loss Surgery for You
The study found that gastric bypass appeared to be most effective for weight loss: Gastric bypass surgery resulted in an average 31 percent loss of total body weight in the first year and 25 percent of total body weight after five years.
One of the most common endoscopic weight loss procedures is the gastric balloon. This treatment places a silicone balloon in the stomach to take up volume. With less room in your stomach, you eat less.
Bariatric surgery options
You are eligible for bariatric surgery if your body mass index (BMI) is:
40 or higher.
Between 35 and 40, and you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease or sleep apnea.
Between 30 and 35, and you have uncontrolled diabetes.