Weight surgery is not a quick fix, but it can be part of a comprehensive plan to help you find weight
loss success, relieve problems caused or worsened by obesity, and jumpstart a healthier, more
The bariatric surgeons at Grandview Medical Center specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, including robotic-assisted technology that allows for enhanced surgical precision, vision
"Roux-en-Y" gastric bypass surgery has been around for more than 30 years and remains one of the most widely used procedures for patients seeking significant results. During this surgery, only a small part of the stomach is used to create a new thumb-size pouch. This smaller stomach is connected to the middle portion of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. The intestines are reconnected down-stream so that less nutrient absorption occurs.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
In an adjustable gastric banding procedure, an inflatable silicone band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach, dividing it into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower stomach. The upper pouch can hold only about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of food, limiting the amount of food you are able to eat at one time, and as a result, making you feel full sooner and feel satisfied longer. As you lose weight, the band can be adjusted to maintain effectiveness by injecting more silicone into the band through a tube to a port that lies underneath the skin on your abdomen.
This procedure removes approximately 80 percent of the stomach, leaving behind a thin, vertical sleeve-like tube. Gastric sleeve surgery permanently reduces the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food you're able to eat and helping you feel fuller sooner. There is no rerouting of the small bowel, so any food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.
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Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.