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Dr. Alejandro Lopez Gaxiola
 

There are some types of surgical procedures to treat obesity. The objective of each is to make the patient lose weight.

LAP BAND: It's a procedure where a ring is placed around the stomach to diminish the capacity to hold food.

GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY / VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY: In this surgical procedure, the stomach is cut in a vertical way to diminish the size and make the patient feel full.

GASTRIC BYPASS: This procedure has part of the stomach cut and the small intestine cut to diminish the capacity to absorb nutrients.