The main difference between a lap and and a sleeve gastrectomy lies in their mechanism of action. A lap band is strictly a portion control only operation, as opposed to a sleeve gastrectomy that's more of a portion control than appetite suppression operation. There's some subtle differences between the complication rates, as well as the weight loss, and that's something that we can talk about in person.
I'd love to meet with you personally and talk about your weight loss surgery options. Please contact one of our patient care advocates today.