If you are 100 pounds or more overweight and other options have failed, the bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) team at Anne Arundel Medical Center can help. Our Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program is designed to ensure that you have a successful, safe surgery and have the strong foundation you need to maintain your weight loss results long after you leave the hospital.
At Anne Arundel Medical Center, we specialize in the latest weight loss surgery procedures. Our bariatric surgery team will work with you one-on-one to determine what procedure is right for you.
A band is wrapped around the upper part of the stomach, dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch, which can hold about a half cup of food, and a larger lower stomach. Patients achieve an average weight loss of 43 percent. The procedure is reversible.
A small stomach pouch is created and directly attached to a section of the small intestine. A portion of the small intestine is bypassed. Patients achieve an average weight loss of 61.6 percent.
A thin vertical sleeve of stomach approximately the size of a banana is created using a stapling device. The rest of the stomach is removed. Patients achieve an average weight loss of 55 percent.
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The bariatric surgery program at Anne Arundel Medical Center is directed by Dr. Alex Gandsas, a distinguished bariatric surgeon who has performed more than 2,200 weight loss surgeries. Specialized bariatric nurse coordinators will help you through the process of scheduling your procedure and any appointments you'll need before and after surgery. Registered dietitians will also monitor your progress before and after surgery as you adjust your eating habits to reflect a healthier lifestyle.
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers FREE bi-monthly seminars with Dr. Alex Gandsas to answer all your questions about bariatric surgery. Visit our Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program site to learn more and to register now for an upcoming seminar date.