Many of the patients we see ask us this question. There is no simple formula for determining whether a gastric bypass or gastric band is best for you. Remember the more information you have about each procedure, the benefits and risks, the better prepared you will be to make your choice. Ultimately after meeting with one of our surgeons, you will decide
You may hear or read about a lower BMI means you should have a LapBand. That is not necessarily accurate. There are many factors that play a role in determining which procedure is best for you. In addition to BMI, your lifestyle, your eating habits, your motivation, your feelings about reconfiguring your digestive tract, your comfort with a foreign object in you, etc. are all factors in deciding which bariatric procedure is best for you.
Your first step in gaining this knowledge starts with attending one of our free educational seminars. Here you will learn the pros and cons of each procedure, meet our team, and ask questions that will help you choose the best option.