Bariatric Surgery Procedures
Our surgeons are experienced in a range of bariatric surgery procedures including gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch and gastric sleeve surgery, allowing us to choose the right approach for you. Most surgeons will perform bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic method whenever possible; however, this is a decision that you and your doctor must make together.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (pronounced ROO-en-why) is a popular bariatric surgery in the United States. In gastric bypass surgery, a smaller stomach pouch is created as well as a “bypass” for food. The bypass allows food to skip a large part of the small intestines, thereby restricting the body from absorbing as many calories or nutrients.
Laparoscopic duodenal switch
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch procedure, also known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, combines restriction (eating less because you feel full more quickly) with malabsorption of fat, offering a powerful bariatric surgery procedure.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure (called "Lap Band Surgery") is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach.
This band divides the stomach into two portions: one small and one larger portion. Since the stomach is divided into smaller parts, most patients feel full faster. As the name indicates, the band is adjustable. So if the rate of weight loss is not acceptable, the band can be adjusted. Food digestion happens through normal digestion.
Laparoscopic gastric sleeve
A vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known VSG or gastric sleeve surgery, is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food that a person can eat by reducing the size of his or her stomach. During the procedure, a thin vertical "sleeve" of the stomach is created using a stapling device. The remaining portion of the stomach is removed, and the newer, smaller stomach is about the size of a banana.