Compare Bariatric Procedures

True Results specializes in weight loss procedures including Gastric Sleeve, Lap Band and Gastric Bypass. The chart below describes each procedure, provides key advantages and disadvantages, and shows which procedure is offered by market.


Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve procedure uses a cutting and stapling device to remove approximately 80% of the stomach. The slender portion of the stomach that remains resembles a banana or sleeve. This procedure restricts food consumption.

Advantages

  • Reduces amount of food stomach can hold
  • Promotes rapid and significant weight loss
  • No re-routing of the food stream

Disadvantages

  • More invasive
  • Permanent procedure to remove a large part of the stomach
  • Staple line leakage
  • Stomach may stretch over time

Locations offered: All True Results locations offer the Gastric Sleeve.

Procedure performed in outpatient surgery centers and hospitals


Lap Band

The Lap Band is an FDA approved device for patients with 30+ BMI with at least one co-morbidity (such as Type II Diabetes or Hypertension). The Lap Band procedure places a silicone band around the upper portion of the stomach to restrict food consumption.

Advantages

  • Promotes controlled weight loss
  • No permanent cutting of the stomach or re-routing of the food stream
  • Less invasive procedure with quicker recovery time
  • Adjustable and Reversible

Disadvantages

  • Slower early weight loss
  • Aftercare visits required to ensure Lap Band is adjusted and maintained correctly
  • Band slippage or erosion

Locations offered: All True Results locations offer the Lap Band.

Procedure primarily performed in outpatient surgery centers


Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass surgery uses a cutting and stapling device that separates a small piece of the stomach (known as the "pouch") from the rest of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to the lower portion of the digestive tract bypassing the remaining part of the original stomach. This procedure restricts food consumption and reduces absorption of certain sugars, fats, proteins, or vitamins from food.

Advantages

  • Restricts the amount of food that can be consumed
  • Promotes rapid and significant weight loss

Disadvantages

  • Technically complex, permanent operation that re-routs the food stream
  • Multiple staple line leakage
  • Can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Stomach pouch may stretch over time

Locations offered: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Atlanta

Surgery only performed in a hospital.