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The Differences Between Lap Band and Gastric Sleeve Procedures

Have you been considering weight loss surgery but can’t wrap your head around the differences between the procedures? Before going into your weight loss journey, it’s important to know which procedure is right for you. The best way to determine this is by having all the details you need to make an informed decision, along with the advice of a qualified surgeon. At Beverly Hills Physicians, we feel it’s important that our patients know everything they need to feel comfortable with the decision that’s going to change their lives for the better.

Two of the biggest known weight loss surgeries are lap band and gastric sleeve. Although the procedures are very different, they often attract the same type of patient, who is eager to lose weight in a steady, healthy way. Lap band is a less invasive and reversible procedure in which a band is placed around the stomach. Unfortunately, in rare cases this procedure can cause gastric distress and lead to the need for lap band revision to gastric sleeve. The reason gastric sleeve surgery is so popular is because, although it may seem drastic to remove a large portion of the stomach, the results are incredible.

When you have the surgical team at Beverly Hills Physicians on your side, you know that you have access to the best health care professionals and wellness experts in all of Southern California. It’s important to us that you are happy with your weight loss journey, so we do everything in our power to make you feel comfortable.


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Disclaimer: Results vary, patients may achieve different cosmetic and weight loss results depending on body type, medical history, selected procedure and a variety of other factors. One patient’s success as shown by before and after pictures in no way guarantees similar results for other prospective patients.