Dr. DeBarros shares the different bariatric surgery options offered at Banner Estrella Medical Center.
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Bariatric Surgery Procedures at Banner Estrella Medical Center Well, currently we perform gastric bypass and LAP-BAND. That is the most common Bariatric procedure that’s performed. Gastric sleeve is also a procedure that we also perform. However, that in our practice, my practice has been not really become popular yet in terms of that. Gastric sleeve patients, I personally use the gastric sleeve for patients who have done well with a LAP-BAND or have had some type of complicating event where they have done well with a LAP-BAND, they absolutely do not want a gastric bypass, but this would be sort of a bridge to give them that same weight loss they had with the band. And once again, with a gastric sleeve, you really have not burned any bridges. It is not considered irreversible. However, the complexity of the operation is a lot less.