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Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgical Procedures

Weight Loss SurgeryGastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery. In this surgery, a small pouch is created by stapling the upper part of the stomach. The smaller portion of the stomach is then attached directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large portion of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). In this minimally invasive procedure, the stomach is made smaller to limit food intake and suppress hunger, & the intestines are modified to limit calorie absorption.

Gastric Sleeve

In this minimally invasive procedure, the stomach is surgically made smaller in order to limit the food intake and suppress hunger.

Gastric Band

In this procedure, an inflatable band is placed minimally invasively around the top part of the stomach to limit food intake and suppress hunger.

Band Adjustments

In Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch (about 7 ounces) with a narrow passage leading into the larger remainder of the stomach.  Oftentimes, patients require this band to be “adjusted” to remain effective.  During a band adjustment, a sterile saline is infused into the port underneath the skin in order to inflate or deflate the adjustable gastric band around the stomach. The adjustment leads to a decrease in appetite and an increase in the sensation of fullness.

Revisional surgery

Band-to-Sleeve: Certain patients who experience issues with their band or have inadequate weight loss may benefit from having their band and port removed and converted to a gastric sleeve. These individuals may be candidates for revisional bariatric surgery.

Band-to-Bypass: Certain patients with issues with their band or inadequate weight loss may benefit from having their band and port removed and converted to a gastric bypass.

Sleeve-to-Bypass: Certain patients who may have nausea or reflux after a sleeve or inadequate weight loss may benefit from having their gastric sleeve converted to a gastric bypass.

Other revisional operations for Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass.

Other revisional operations for Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass are also available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation and needs in more detail.

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