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sleeve gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy*

  • Most popular
  • Excellent weight loss
  • Low risk
  • Easiest to live with
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Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass*

  • Excellent weight loss
  • Proven over 40+ years
  • Best for diabetes
  • Best for heartburn/GERD
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  • Least invasive
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Low risk
  • More variable weight loss
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Lap-Band Revision

LAP-BAND® Revision*

  • Revision to sleeve or bypass
  • Better weight loss
  • Resolves LAP-BAND® issues
  • Easier to live with
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Dr. Oliak’s Blog

Dr. Oliak

How I Do The Gastric Sleeve Operation

In my last post, about gastric sleeve operations, I discussed how the gastric sleeve operation is not a standardized operation. This means there is not consensus on how the operation should be done to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Because of this lack of consensus, different surgeons do the gastric


The Gastric Sleeve Operation Is Not A Standardized Operation

The gastric sleeve operation is not a standardized operation. This means there is not agreement on how to best do the operation. There is not agreement, for example, on how small to make the sleeve, or what dimensions/shape to make the sleeve, or where exactly to place the staple line,


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