Our Surgical Weight Loss Options
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
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.
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 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.