Surgeries Offered

Our Surgical Weight Loss Options

Gastric Sleeve

This is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery. If you have at least 50-75 pounds to lose (BMC >30-35), then a gastric sleeve surgery might be the answer for you. This surgery removes most of your stomach and shapes the remaining stomach into a tube or “sleeve”. This restricts the amount of food you can eat and allows for normal digestion and absorption

Gastric Bypass

We also offer Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, more than two-thirds of the stomach is "bypassed," and a small portion (walnut sized gastric pouch) remains functional. It is mostly a restrictive procedure. The limited intestinal bypass contributes to weight loss and hunger control.

If you have at least 75-100 pounds to lose (BMC >35-40), a gastric bypass surgery might be the answer for you. This surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. With a small stomach, you will feel full quickly and eat less.

Gastric Band

The gastric banding surgery is an option for individuals who are at least 50 pounds overweight (BMI >30). This is an option for you, although gastric band is not performed often because sometimes there are problems with the band slipping or become worn which can lead to future surgical fixes.

Duodenal Switch

Duodenal switch is a complex surgery that offers an alternative to traditional gastric bypass although it comes with great risks. The surgery is a combination of a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. It is one of the more rare primary treatments for morbid obesity that is usually covered by insurance. This may be an option for individuals who fall into the severely obese category (BMI >55) and does not suffer from heart conditions.

Bariatric Surgery Revisions

If you’ve had a prior bariatric surgery and think you may need a modification or revision, our surgeon may be able to help you. The weight loss revision surgery options available will depend on the circumstances of each individual. Our center, in conjunction with your surgeon, may be able to help you through a variety of available revision procedures.