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.
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.
Vertical 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 tube or “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.