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Weight-Loss Procedures

Bariatric surgery is a very personal choice.

You will meet with your physician on your first visit.

Our experienced team of physicians will help you understand how each type of surgery works, which option is best for you, and any associated health risks you may need more information about.

Operative Procedures

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Your surgeon will create a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during Roux-en-Y bypass, and it is about the size of a banana. Sleeve gastrectomy is typically an option considered for bariatric surgery patients with a higher BMI.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

During a Roux-en-Y procedure, the surgeon creates a smaller stomach pouch. The surgeon then attaches a Y-shaped section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a large portion of the small intestine, which absorbs calories and nutrients. Having the smaller stomach pouch causes patients to feel fuller sooner and eat less food; bypassing a portion of the small intestine means the patient’s body absorbs fewer calories.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Two medical devices are implanted in the patient: a silicone band and 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 wall, underneath the skin. The port is connected to the band with soft, thin tubing.

Non-operative Procedures

ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon Procedure

The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is designed to assist adult patients with obesity, in losing and maintaining weight. It is intended for adult patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40 who have attempted more conservative weight reduction alternatives.

The balloon is part of the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System - a comprehensive, non-surgical two-part program that starts with the durable balloon filling space in a patient’s stomach to reinforce proper portion control. View Balloon Webinar

POSE Procedure

The POSE procedure is an investigational, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure without any skin incisions or scars. The procedure is designed to reduce the stomach’s ability to accommodate and stretch during meals, allowing you to feel full and satisfied with smaller portions. This approach is still under clinical trial.

ROSE Procedure

Occasionally after gastric bypass the pouch may stretch out. ROSE, which stands for Restorative Obesity Surgery Endoscopic, is for patients who may need to restore the size of the pouch after an initial procedure has produced weight-loss. Before the development of this incision-free procedure, patients who regained weight after gastric bypass generally had few treatment options.

Scarring and adhesions related to the initial bypass procedure can make open or laparoscopic revision surgery very challenging. Revision surgery procedure time is typically longer than the original bypass procedure and patients can be up to three times more likely to develop a complication following revision surgery. Therefore, most patients who regain weight after gastric bypass opt not to undergo open or laparoscopic surgical revision after weighing the risks and benefits.

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