Laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique, is used for the majority of surgical weight loss procedures. Before recommending a specific procedure, an affiliated bariatric surgeon will give you a thorough individual assessment.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is designed to reduce the size of the stomach and to bypass part of the small intestine, achieving weight loss through a combination of restriction and malabsorption. This procedure has been helping people lose weight for nearly 50 years.During the procedure, the surgeon creates a smaller stomach pouch, then attaches a section of the small intestine, which absorbs calories and nutrients.
Gastric sleeve is a surgical weight loss procedure in which a portion of the stomach is surgically removed to reduce it to about 25 percent of its original size. The remaining stomach looks like a banana-shaped sleeve or tube. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach.
Gastric banding is a restrictive surgical procedure- it is designed to restrict and reduce your food intake without interfering with the body’s normal digestive process. During this procedure, the surgeon will implant a silicone band with an injection port. The silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach and molds the stomach into two connected chambers. The injection port is attached to the abdominal muscles, underneath the skin. The port is connected to the band with soft, thin tubing. The port also allows the band to be tightened or loosened to achieve just the right amount of restriction that will allow you to lose weight while continuing to take in the nutrients your body needs.