Weight Loss Surgery

Although obesity is a chronic condition, we can help you control it. We offer a number of proven bariatric robotic and minimally invasive procedures for those who have exhausted other weight loss options. Our surgeons and staff are experts in these procedures and are happy to discuss which solution is right for you. They will be with you every step of the way, from preparing for surgery through recovery and on to healthy living.

What are my bariatric surgery options?
All our bariatric procedures are laparoscopic, or minimally-invasive, and are performed by our bariatric surgeons. You will need to call your local hospital to learn which of the below options are available in your area. The most common surgeries include:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding restricts or reduces the size of the stomach without cutting it. The surgeon places a silicone band around the top part of the stomach, dividing it in two. The smaller part holds the food eaten and the patient feels full quickly. The rest of the stomach still secretes the fluids that aid digestion. Later the doctor can loosen or tighten the silicone band according to weight loss progress and the sensation of fullness.
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    By reducing the size of the stomach By limiting the nutrients that the intestines can absorb. The surgeon divides the stomach, creating a pouch – about the size of an egg – that feels full after eating a small amount of food. The larger portion of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine are bypassed and reconnected in a Y-shaped configuration. The shortened length of intestine absorbs fewer calories and nutrients.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach by about 85 percent. The larger, rounded part of the stomach is removed, leaving a small sleeved-shaped portion about the size and shape of a banana. Though the stomach is smaller, digestion and absorption of nutrients go on as normal. Some patients also may have duodenal switch surgery that reduces absorption of calories and nutrients by shortening the length of intestine that food passes through.

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Roux en Y Gastric Bypass


Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy



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