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Procedures We Perform

Bariatric surgery is the clinical term for weight loss surgery. We offer several procedures including, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve resection, lap band removal and revision surgery. The following information will help you learn about and compare the different procedures to determine which option may be right for you.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Procedure Description

In this procedure, 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.

How it works to help you lose weight

By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the sleeve limits how much food you can eat at one time. Due to the smaller stomach pouch, you'll feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.

How it affects digestion

Your body will be able to digest food in its natural manner; food passes through the entire digestive track, and is absorbed into the body.

Reversible

No.

Average Weight Loss

On average, patients lose 60 percent of their excess weight.

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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Procedure Description

A small stomach pouch is created and directly attached to a section of the small intestine, bypassing a portion of the small intestine.

How it works to help you lose weight

By creating a smaller stomach pouch, feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.

How it affects digestion

Your body will be able to digest food in its natural manner; food passes through the entire digestive track, and is absorbed into the body.

Reversible

No.

Average Weight Loss

Patients lose an average of 65 - 70 percent of their excess weight.

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Removal

Procedure Description

Current research shows that a high percentage of patients who underwent placement of a Lap Band may experience symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The Lap Band may cause erosions, strictures or prolapse, leading to these issues. A full evaluation, including diagnostic studies, will be completed before laparoscopic surgery to remove the lap band. Patients may choose to undergo laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy gastric bypass after removal of the band in order to achieve their weight loss and metabolic goals.

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Revisional Surgery

Patients who have already undergone bariatric surgery and are experiencing complications such as nausea, vomiting, chronic abdominal pain or malnutrition may be candidates for revisional surgery. Our practice offers a comprehensive individualized evaluation to assess and diagnose the cause of patient symptoms. We are able to perform laparoscopic surgery to correct many sources of complications including but not limited to revision of strictures, ulcers and removal of overgrown scar tissue.

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