Weight Loss Surgery Options
Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band®)
The Lap-Band is an adjustable silicone ring that is placed around the top part of the stomach creating a small (1-2 ounce or 15-30cc) pouch. The Lap-Band moderately restricts the volume and type of foods the patient is able consume. The Band delays emptying of the pouch and creates the sensation of satiety...
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Small pouch (about 1 ounce/20-30cc). Pouch is connected to the small intestine where food and digestive juices are separated for the first 3 to 5 feet. The RnY significantly restricts the volume of food that can be eaten....
NEW: Gastric Sleeve Plication
What makes Gastric Sleeve Plication a great new weight loss option is that stomach restriction is carried out with the use of pure non-absorbable surgical sutures. This means that gastric capacity is diminished without the removal of stomach tissue and without foreign implants.....
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)
A long narrow vertical pouch (about 2-3 oz) is created by stapling off and removing 80% of the stomach. This procedure, like the lap band is a purely restrictive procedure. The VSG significantly restricts the volume of food that can be eaten at one time. There is no re-routing of the intestines...
The Mini-Gastric Bypass is similar to a traditional gastric bypass, but is less invasive and requires less time for surgery and recovery...
Duodenal Switch (DS)
A weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect. The Duodenal Switch creates a long vertical pouch. The duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) is attached to the last 6 feet of small intestine, where food and digestive juices are rejoined after 12 feet.....
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits beneath the liver in the right-upper abdomen. It is attached to the bile ducts that come from the liver to store bile. These ducts carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and intestine where the bile helps digest food. The gallbladder is not necessary to maintain good health....
We offer Plastic Surgeons that specialize in plastic surgery after massive weight loss as well as several other types of cosmetic surgeries. See the procedures offered and read our surgeon’s credentials.....
About Bariatric Surgery
Various surgical procedures can help people lose weight, but all involve making the capacity the stomach can hold smaller.
These procedures limit the amount of food it can hold and enables one to feel full sooner.
In some operations, the surgeon bypasses a portion of the small intestine, limiting the amount of food the body absorbs.
Risks & Benefits
Any kind of surgery has a certain level of risk associated; Obesity raises the level of risk during any surgery. Our experienced surgical team will work with you to greatly reduce any risk associated with your surgery.
While it does present risks, Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risk of death from obesity-related, co-morbid conditions by 89% in morbidly obese people, according to a 2004 study in the Annals of Surgery.
A landmark study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that following Bariatric surgery:
• Type 2 diabetes was resolved in more than 76% of patients.
• Hypertension was resolved in more than 61% of patients.
• Obstructive sleep apnea was resolved in more than 85% of patients.
• High cholesterol levels decreased in more than 70% of patients.
Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective treatment for long-term weight loss for the morbidly obese, for whom conventional methods have not worked.