Weight Loss Surgery Procedures to Suit Every Patient
More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight and nearly a third are obese or morbidly obese.* Obesity is a disease, and for many people excess weight is due to metabolic issues that can’t be overcome through traditional dieting. Bariatric surgery changes the body’s physiology, including the hormone signaling that causes excessive hunger and cravings for certain foods. Bariatric surgery is a potentially life-saving tool that can help you make real, long-lasting changes to your health and weight.
We have the treatment option that’s right for you.
We believe that each patient’s journey to better health is unique. That’s why we offer different surgical procedures and customize treatment plans to every patient.
Most bariatric procedures work by reducing the size of the stomach and the way that calories are absorbed by the body during digestion. Bariatric surgery causes the patient to feel fuller and less hungry with a reduced amount of food. Some procedures eliminate gut hormones that cause cravings and trigger binge eating.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Your surgeon creates a small pouch from the top of the stomach and makes a bypass so that food skips parts of the small intestine. Following the surgery, patients will need to supplement their diets with additional vitamins and minerals to compensate for those that will no longer be absorbed by their body.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Your surgeon reduces the size of the stomach by creating a small, sleeve-shaped pouch the size of a banana. The pouch is larger than the one created during the Roux-en-Y procedure and there is no bypass or re-routing of food through the intestines.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Your surgeon places an inflatable band around the top part of your stomach, creating a small pouch. The band is adjustable, so its size can be changed to control your appetite. This procedure is fully reversible.
Sometimes patients regain weight after their initial surgery. If that happens, we offer both laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures to help them continue losing weight and get their health back on track.
No matter which procedure is the right one for you, our multidisciplinary team of highly skilled doctors, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, fitness experts and patient advocates will work with you to meet your specific pre- and post-operative needs. We’re committed to your successful surgery and long-lasting results.