One of the biggest advantages, which applies to both gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass is that these procedures significantly reduce your risk for obesity-related conditions, such as:type 2 diabetes high blood pressure (hypertension) high cholesterol (hyper lipidemia) heart disease stroke fatty liver disease
Pros and cons for gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass pros
Gastric bypass cons
Which one is right for you?
The type of bariatric surgery that’s right for you depends on several factors, including:
Talk with your doctor about these factors and whether bariatric surgery is an option for you. Together you can decide if one type of surgery is better suited for you.
The dietary changes you’ll have to make after gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass are basically the same.
For about a week after your surgery, you’ll only take in liquids.
For the next 3 weeks, you’ll be able to eat pureed food and then soft food.
Two months after surgery, you’ll be able to eat regular food.
The main difference in postoperative diet is the size of your stomach pouch, which affects how much you can eat.
Gastric sleeve surgery creates a pouch that holds about 3 ounces, which is roughly the size of a hockey puck.
With gastric bypass, your pouch holds about 1 ounce, or about the size of a golf ball.
Important dietary guidelines that you’ll need to follow after your gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery include:
Your pouch will stretch over time. It’s important not to overeat after bariatric surgery because your pouch can stretch enough for you to regain the weight you lost.