Surgical Specialists offer patients in a number of bariatric weight loss surgery procedures including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, the duodenal switch and adjustable gastric banding, as well revisional surgery. These bariatric surgeries work by reducing – or restricting – the capacity of the stomach to hold food, thus allowing you to eat less and feel full with very small meals.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
One of the most common weight loss surgical procedures performed in the United States and considered to be the gold standard for weight loss surgery, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass combines both restrictive and malabsorptive components. This procedure restricts both food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric weight loss procedure in which a large part of the stomach, approximately 85%, is surgically removed. This results in a new stomach, which is roughly the size and shape of a small banana. It generates weight loss by restricting the amount of food and, therefore, calories that can be eaten without bypassing the intestines. Food continues to be digested through the normal digestive and absorption process, so there is no risk of macronutrient malabsorption.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Adjustable Gastric Banding is one of the safest and least invasive surgical treatments for morbid obesity. Sometimes referred to as a stomach band, it uses a silicone ring filled with saline on its inner hollow surface, which is placed around the upper part of your stomach. This creates a new, smaller stomach pouch that can hold only a small amount of food, thus making you feel fuller sooner, and your satisfaction lasts longer than before.
The Duodenal Switch (DS) procedure, also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), is a weight loss surgery procedure that combines restrictive and malabsorptive aspects.