Types of Weight-Loss Surgeries
Partner with the bariatric specialists at Adventist HealthCare to choose the type of weight-loss surgery that will help you reach the best results possible.
Choosing Between Procedures
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During gastric banding, your doctor will place a band around the upper part of the stomach. You’ll feel full sooner when you eat smaller amounts, helping you lose weight.
Gastric bypass is surgery to change the path of your small intestine. Afterwards, you’ll feel less hungry, and your body won’t be able to absorb as much food as before. You’ll take vitamins for the rest of your life to help make sure your body gets enough nutrition.
Gastric sleeve is also called sleeve gastrectomy. Your surgeon will remove 85 percent of the stomach, leaving a thin stomach about the size of a banana. You’ll feel full longer and eat less.
If you don’t meet your goal weight or you regain weight after bariatric surgery, a revision procedure may help. This means surgery is done again. The type of procedure depends on which form of bariatric surgery you had first and other factors.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Whenever possible, your surgeon will use laparoscopic techniques. This means your doctor will perform the procedure with tiny tools and incisions. Get back to the activities you enjoy more quickly because you’ll have a faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain.