Surgery Comparison

Heartland Weight Loss Clinic offers three different weight loss surgeries. See how they compare in the table below. Contact the clinic for assistance in choosing the surgery that’s right for you.


Weight Loss (% of excess body weight)

Timing of Weight Loss

Cures Type 2 Diabetes (rate of incidence)

Cures High Blood Pressure (rate of incidence)

Covered by Insurance

Duration of Operation

Days in Hospital

Risk on Day of Surgery

Return to Work

Dumping Syndrome

Follow Up Appointments the First Year

Follow Up Appointments Following Years

Hardware Left Behind

Date of First Procedure

GASTRIC SLEEVE 

65% - 80%

12-18 Months

70%

60%

Yes

45 Minutes

None to 1 Day

Medium (maybe lower than gastric bypass)

0 - 1 Week

No

Approximately 5

1 Annually

No

2001

GASTRIC BYPASS

70% - 80%

12-18 Months

85%

60%

Yes

75 Minutes

2 Days

Medium

1 - 3 Weeks

Yes

Approximately 5

1 Annually

No

1968

DuoDENAL SWItch

70% - 100%

First 6 Months

95%

75%

Yes

2-3 Hours

1-3 Days

Medium

1 Week

No

Approximately 4

1-2 Annually

No

1980's

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