Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
Surgical approaches to treating obesity are specific to each person, but all treatment options share the common goal of providing a long-term solution to weight management to help patients live healthier lives. Our surgical team regularly performs several weight loss procedures:
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Through small incisions, the surgeon removes the left side of the stomach, so the remaining stomach is approximately one-tenth of the original size after about one year. This “new” stomach has a much smaller capacity, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only a small amount of food. The procedure is proven to reduce the appetite hormone Grehlin. Less appetite combined with a smaller stomach makes it even easier to eat less food and lose weight.
- Gastric Bypass - The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, also called gastric bypass surgery, is the most common type of weight loss surgery. There are several other types of gastric bypass procedures, but all of them bypass part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. Bypass techniques involve stapling off an area of the stomach to create a smaller pouch or surgically removing part of the stomach, both of which create a smaller stomach area. Gastric bypass also reduces production of the appetite hormone Grehlin, making it easier to eat less.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.
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