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Bariatric Procedures

surgical Options For obesity

Weight reduction surgery has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as the only effective means of accomplishing significant long-term for severely obese patients.

 

Roux-en-Y

Surgeons perform this laparoscopic procedure through tiny incisions, during which the stomach is made into a small pouch that restricts food intake. The duodenum and first portion of the jejunum are bypassed, thereby reducing calorie and nutrient absorption, so careful attention is placed on patient education and dietary evaluation post-surgery.
 
 

 

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery involves only the stomach, and consists of reshaping it from a pouch into a long narrow tube and removing two-thirds of the stomach. The narrower stomach restricts food intake by allowing only a small amount of food at one time. New connections are not made between the stomach and small intestine, and there is no re-routing of the intestine, or reduced absorption of nutrients.
 
 

 

LAP BAND®

This minimally-invasive adjustable gastric banding procedure is the only reversible, FDA-approved surgical obesity treatment. A silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a new, smaller stomach pouch. The band also narrows the stomach outlet, limiting the flow of food. It reduces appetite and slows digestion. LAP-BAND® is appropriate for patients who have a lower BMI and limited comorbidities.