Weight Loss Surgery Institute — Procedures

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Weight Loss Surgery Institute — Procedures


 

Our team has expertise in each of the bariatric surgeries described below. We will discuss the advantages and risks of each procedure with you and determine which one is right for you.

MOST COMMON BARIATRIC SURGERY PROCEDURES


Gastric Bypass

 

In this operation, the stomach is reduced from size of a football to size of a golf ball.

The now-smaller stomach is attached to the middle of the small intestine, bypassing a section of small intestine (duodenum and jejunum), which limits the absorption of calories.

Bypassing the duodenum induces metabolic changes that help improve or resolve Type 2 diabetes.


 


Gastric Sleeve
 


In this procedure, the stomach is restricted by stapling and dividing vertically, removing more than 85 percent.

Weight loss occurs by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed.



 

 

 



Gastric Banding
 

In this procedure, a silicone band filled with saline is wrapped around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch and cause restriction.

Patients eat less because they feel full quickly. The size of the restriction can be adjusted after surgery by adding or removing saline from the band.

To learn more about this procedure: http://www.lapband.com/en/home/ 






 

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