Surgical Options

Weight loss surgery changes the way your digestive system works. Center for Bariatric Surgery's clinical staff will discuss the different procedures with you and help determine which one best fits your particular goals and situation.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass uses restriction and malabsorption to help you eat less and feel full, thus reducing your caloric intake. A small pouch is made at the top of the stomach (restriction) and a section of small intestine is bypassed (malabsorption). In Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, this is performed through an incision. However, you may be a candidate for the less invasive, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve surgery is a restrictive procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The surgeon removes 60 to 80 percent of the stomach and only a small “sleeve” remains. The section that is removed is the area that produces a hunger-stimulating hormone, so the procedure helps control hunger in addition to limiting eating.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

Using restriction, a band is placed around the top of the stomach to make a small pouch that makes you feel full after eating a small amount of food. This minimally invasive technique is often a same-day procedure. The gastric band can be adjusted as needed through a small port placed under your skin.

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric) Community Seminar

An informational seminar given by Dr. James Siatras, Bariatric Surgeon. Our goal is to provide an understanding of our surgical weight loss program and the surgeries performed. Surgeries include: Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Call 219.738.5617 with any questions.

Northwest Indiana Center for Bariatric Surgery
Campus, Pavilion A 
101 E. 87th Ave, Merrillville

To register call 1-888-909-DOCS (3627).

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