Surgical Weight Loss

 

 

Choosing Surgery
Choosing Surgery

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Although most patients enjoy an improvement in self-image and self-esteem after the successful results of weight loss surgery, these results should not be the overriding motivation for having the procedure. The goal is to live better, healthier and longer.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In recent years, better clinical understanding of procedures combining restrictive and malabsorptive approaches has increased the choices of effective weight loss surgery for thousands of patients. By adding malabsorption, food is delayed in mixing with bile and pancreatic juices that aid in the absorption of nutrients. The result is an early sense of fullness, combined with a sense of satisfaction that reduces the desire to eat.

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LAP-BAND

The lap-band is the first adjustable medical device approved in the United States for individualized weight loss. The lap-band was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for use in weight reduction for severely obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, or for adults with a BMI of at least 35 plus at least one severe obesity-related health condition, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

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Life After Surgery
Life After Surgery

The following identifies areas that will be important for patients to follow after weight loss surgery.

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Patient Testimonials