Weight Loss Surgery Options
Weight loss procedures generally alter the process of food intake and digestion either by restriction, malabsorption, or both. Over the last decade, weight loss procedures have been continually refined to improve results and minimize risks. However, surgery is only part of the solution. A commitment to regular exercise and wise dietary choices is crucial to long term success after bariatric surgery.
Surgery options include the following:
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Roux en Y gastric bypass is a combination of a malabsorptive and restrictive procedure, which can result in significant weight loss. At our Bariatric Surgery Center, it is performed using a laparoscope rather than through an open incision. This laparoscopic method allows the surgeon to make a series of much smaller incisions.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery
This is a type of minimally invasive weight loss surgery that is categorized as a restrictive procedure. It has been widely used for people who suffer from morbid obesity and are unable to lose excess weight with conventional medical therapy such as diet and exercise.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
VSG is a restrictive surgical weight loss procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. In this procedure, a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created (about the size of a banana) and the rest of the stomach is removed. This procedure generates weight loss solely through gastric restriction (reduced stomach volume), which in turn limits the amount of food that can be eaten.