Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
In a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, a small part of the stomach, roughly the size of an egg, is used to create a new stomach pouch. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The new stomach pouch is then connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of fat and calories you absorb from foods for even more weight loss.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25 percent of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube-like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there’s always a possibility of dilatation of the stomach later. Sometimes, a sleeve gastrectomy is the first step in a series of weight loss surgeries; however, for some it’s the only surgery needed.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
A biliopancreatic diversion changes the normal process of digestion by making the stomach smaller. It allows food to bypass part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. Because of the risks, this surgery is for people who are more than severely obese, having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 of higher, and who haven’t been able to lose weight any other way. People who have this surgery must take vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of their lives. This type of weight loss surgery has its risks, and only a select patient population will meet the criteria for the surgery.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Band
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is one of the least-invasive operations available! The surgeon uses tools to place a band around the top portion of the stomach, leaving a very small pouch available for food. The small pouch means that you feel full after eating smaller amounts of food. As its name suggests, the procedure can be adjusted as you lose weight and can even be reversed.
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Revisional surgery is available for patients who have side effects, complications or weight regain after the laparascopic adjustable band, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries. Our team can address the need for these revisions, as well as your questions and/or concerns.