Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
We offer a comprehensive program to help you achieve healthy, long-term weight loss. Our approach includes pre-operative education, nutritional education and guidance, surgery, and post-operative support designed to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.
Most surgeries are performed via a minimally invasive procedure whenever possible.
The laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy helps you lose weight by restricting the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach and by decreasing hunger. During surgery, the stomach is divided vertically and 85 percent of it is removed.
The nerves to the stomach and the outlet valve (pylorus) remain intact to preserve stomach function. There is no intestinal bypass.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach.
The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. Most gastric bypasses are performed using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique performed through very small incisions in the abdomen.
If you had weight loss surgery and it wasn’t as successful as you’d hoped, revision surgery may be an appropriate choice in certain situation.
- Weight loss less than 50 percent of excess weight
- Weight regain
- An intolerance to normal foods
- Signs that the overall quality of life is diminishing
- Additional health issues caused by the surgery
- Situations that may require revisional surgery:
- Severe GERD refractory to maximal medical and lifestyle interventions
- Complication from prior surgery
- In some cases, weight regain
We offer various types of revision surgeries.
- Band to gastric bypass: The surgeon removes the Lap-Band and performs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
- Sleeve to gastric bypass: Surgeon converts sleeve to bypass, typically performed for management of reflux.