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What are the most common types of bariatric surgery?

The two most common bariatric surgeries are gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

The two most common types of bariatric surgery are gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. The laparoscopic gastric band, once very popular, has now been proven not to be the most effective. The gastric sleeve starts with stapling and removal of 70 percent of the stomach. The gastric bypass involves creating a small stomach pouch along with a bypass of the small intestine.

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