OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

Compare Surgery Options

  Combination Malabsorptive and Restrictive Restrictive  
  Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) Gastric Bypass Vertical Banded Gastroplasty LAP-BAND® System
Weight Loss Greatest amount of initial weight loss due to high levels of malabsorption
  • Rapid initial weight loss
  • Some weight regain over several years
Consistent and continued long-term weight loss Consistent and continued long-term weight loss
Permanent/
 Reversible
  • Permanent alterations to stomach
  • Non-adjustable
  • Permanent alterations to stomach and digestive process
  • Non-adjustable
  • Extremely difficult to reverse
  • Non-adjustable
  • No permanent alterations to stomach or digestive process
  • Band adjustable and removable
Vitamin and
 Mineral Loss
  • Decreased vitamin and mineral absorption - may lead to malnutrition
  • Requires lifelong monitoring for malnutrition, anemia and bone disease
  • Decreased vitamin and mineral absorption - may lead to malnutrition
  • Daily vitamin/mineral supplements required
  • Lifelong medical follow-up and monitoring of blood levels
  • No vitamin or mineral loss
  • Vitamin/protein supplements are recommended
  • Little vitamin or mineral loss, if any
  • Vitamin/protein supplements are recommended
Procedure/Recovery
  • Requires cutting and stapling of stomach and bowel
  • More operative complications than with all other surgery options
  • Highest mortality rate as compared to other procedures
  • Requires cutting and stapling of stomach and bowel
  • More operative complications than with LAP-BAND® System
  • Higher mortality rate than
    LAP-BAND® System or VBG procedures
  • Requires cutting and stapling of stomach
  • Rarely performed with minimally invasive approach
  • No stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing
  • Safer and less invasive procedure
  • Lower early complication rate
  • Reduced pain, length of hospital stay and recovery period