Weight Loss Procedures
Gastric bypass surgically makes your stomach smaller. Because of that you will feel full sooner which results in eating smaller portions and weight loss.
Gastric banding wraps a device around the upper part of your stomach to form a ring. The ring has an access port where your doctor can add or take away saline. Adding saline makes the stomach opening smaller--- restricting the amount of food and liquid you can eat in one sitting.
A sleeve gastrectomy surgically removes half the stomach, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, about the size of a banana. Restrictive surgeries like this make your stomach smaller so you feel full quicker. With sleeve gastrectomy, part of your stomach has been removed, this procedure is not reversible.
A duodenal switch changes your digestive process allowing food to bypass part of the small intestine so you absorb fewer calories. A good candidate for this surgery is generally severely obese and hasn’t been able to lose weight through other methods.
This weight loss procedure places a soft balloon, about the size of a grapefruit, in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. During the first six months you will work with our support team--- putting healthy lifestyle choices in place. At six months, the balloon is removed and our support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices.
In some cases, a revision to any of these surgeries may be needed to address complications or weight loss goals.