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Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you had problems losing weight and you had tried many times without achieving it, you are now in the right place. I am here for you, to instruct you and teach you what you need to know about obesity, weight loss and bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and more. I’m based in the Dominican Republic and welcome patients from all around the globe to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for taking this time in the search of options to improve your health. Guiding you will be an honor.

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Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Individuals who are considering bariatric surgery for weight loss have multiple options. From traditional gastric bypass surgery to laparoscopic band surgery to gastric sleeve, each type of surgery has its own benefits and risks. Dr. Pablo Garcia will explain the pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs gastric bypass surgeries. They’ll help you to make the right decision when considering bariatric surgery.

When deciding which surgery is right for you, it is essential to compare your options. You should understand the similarities and differences between the two types of bariatric procedures. When reviewing gastric bypass vs sleeve, there are a number of factors to consider:

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Gastric Bypass Procedure vs. Gastric Sleeve Procedure: The Differences

Gastric Bypass

  • Procedure: A doctor attaches a small pouch to the intestine in order to bypass the stomach.
  • Recovery Time: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Risks and Complications: Risk of dumping syndrome
  • Weight Loss Results: Patients can expect to lose 60 to 80 percent of excess weight within the first year to year and a half.

Gastric Sleeve

  • Procedure: The surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, producing a tube-shaped stomach (sleeve).
  • Recovery Time: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Risks and Complications: Lower risk of dumping syndrome
  • Weight Loss Results: Patients should expect to lose weight at a slower, steadier rate. In the first 12 to 18 months, they may lose 60 to 70 percent of excess weight.

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Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve: Which Surgery Is Better?

You should work alongside your doctor to choose the best weight loss procedure for you.

  • Gastric bypass patients lose between 50 to 80 percent of excess body weight within 12 to 18 months, on average.
  • Gastric sleeve patients lose between 60 and 70 percent of their excess body weight within 12 to 18 months, on average.
  • Gastric bypass surgery is generally recommended for very obese patients with a Body Mass Index over 45.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

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WHY CHOOSE US FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Location

We provide pre-surgical evaluations and perform surgical procedures in our main office located at Luis F. Thomén # 457 Dominican Medical Center Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Multidisciplinary team

Obesity is a complex and chronic medical disease. From the clinical history and eating behaviors to a series of psychological concerns, our patients are thoroughly evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Our team uses the latest in research, technology, nutritional, behavioral and psychological support to provide our patients the best possible care.

Experts in weight loss surgery

Due to our experience with all bariatric surgery options, our experts can accurately recommend the best surgical treatment for each patient.

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Testimonials from patients Dr. Pablo Garcia - Weight Loss Surgeon
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Hola Mi Nombre es Prank Permez, tengo 30 Años, obesa desde los 9, diabética mellitus tipo 2, desde los 13 años, insulina dependiente julio 2008. Mi vida a sido a base de enfermedades, dolores y malestares, llegue al punto de no querer vivir más.

PRANK PERMEZ

Soy Vianney Vásquez y tengo 24 años de edad, a pesar de mi corta edad por muchos años me la pase luchando contra el sobre peso pero nada funcionaba; Dietas, ejercicios, pastillas, batidas adelgazantes, un sin número de cosas pero nada parecía funcionar.

VIANNEY VASQUEZ

Hola, mi nombre es Leocadia Javier, mi peso de antes era 208 libras, tenia aproximadamente 2 años luchando con el sobrepeso. Intentaba todas las dietas que me proponían y trataba de hacer ejercicio, pero no tenía la suficiente fuerza de voluntad para lograr lo que yo quería.

LEOCADIA JAVIER

“Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team are the best! I felt comfortable every step of the way. The secretary Helen and Noelia are extremely helpful and they both had the gastric sleeve done before, so they can help with any questions or concerns. I’m currently 2 weeks post op and I feel amazing! I’m already 20 pounds down. (A plus: they are modern and speak English). They accommodated me to leave the country on my desire day after a post op and assuring everything was well. Helen even wrote me an excused letter IN ENGLISH for my university. It was amazing and they are very attentive through whatsapp and make themselves available even after you leave the country.”.

Francheska

“I don’t ever write reviews but I have to because my experience was amazing and out of this world. From the second that I went into his office, he spoke to me in the most honest manner. He told me honestly that VSG was a great surgery for someone like me but ultimately it would be my choice. When I went into his office the first time, I just wanted information but after I saw how attentive he was, I felt comfortable to talk about my weight issues. He’s so respectful, honest, and makes me feel like a long time friend!! I had VSG on 1/10/2018. I trusted Dr. Pablo Garcia and my life has changed ever since. Thank you Dr. Garcia!!”

Ashley

“Amazing doctor, excellent work team, all very well programmed not to waste time, good technology and I confess that I did not have to use the drugs for gas and use little tylenol (little pain) I appreciate your professionalism and warm support group wsp.
4 days after my surgery and 10 pounds less thanks guys.”

Anny

“I had gastric sleeve done on November 15, 2016 and it was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Pablo Garcia was the one who performed the procedure. He was very supportive and informative about everything. I was weighing 394 pounds and in total I have lost 153 pounds.”

Claudia

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