In the past year, the popularity of gastric banding compared to other weight loss surgeries has dropped by about 10 percent after recent studies suggested it was less effective in the long run. In the near future, another weight loss surgery could surpass the band in popularity. The sleeve gastrectomy is an increasingly popular surgery that is more effective than banding and has been found to be as safe, or safer than, gastric band and gastric bypass, according to a recent study.
Variety is usually a good thing. But, having too many options can be downright confusing. This is especially true when it comes to choosing the right bariatric surgery option for your weight loss goals. With so many bariatric surgery options, how can you feel confident that you’ve chosen the right one?