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What are the different types of restrictive surgery for weight loss?

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In a restrictive surgery, a surgeon makes your stomach smaller. You’ll feel full faster, eat less, and lose weight.

The three types of restrictive surgery for weight loss are:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

SOURCES: 

Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

Lapband.com.

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Lynch, R. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, September 2006.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Buchwald, H. Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

FDA: "LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System."

Spivak, H., Surgical Endoscopy, February 2004.

Weiner, R. Obesity Surgery, June 2003.

Chapman, A. Surgery, March 2004.

Balsiger, B. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, November-December 2000.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

Lapband.com.

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Lynch, R. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, September 2006.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Buchwald, H. Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

FDA: "LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System."

Spivak, H., Surgical Endoscopy, February 2004.

Weiner, R. Obesity Surgery, June 2003.

Chapman, A. Surgery, March 2004.

Balsiger, B. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, November-December 2000.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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