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Bariatric surgery procedures

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our experienced surgeons perform all currently-approved bariatric procedures.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly performed procedure in the United States and is considered the "gold standard" in bariatric surgery. 

It is the most successful bariatric procedure in terms of amount of weight loss and long-term maintenance of weight loss.

The Roux-en-Y procedure reduces your stomach capacity to about the size of a golf ball. 

Then, your intestines are rearranged to limit food absorption. 

As a result, patients lose weight quickly and are able to maintain an average weight loss of 60% to 70% of their excess.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A Sleeve Gastrectomy removes about two-thirds of the stomach and re-shapes the remainder into a sleeve-like tube. 

It is a relatively new restrictive procedure best used for patients with a very high BMI. 

It is often used in concert with a second stage absorption-reducing surgery after the patient reaches a safer weight.

LAP-BAND Surgery

LAP-BAND surgery works by limiting the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten at one time. 

No changes are made to the intestine, there is no interference in the digestive process and absorption of calories and nutrients. 

Weight loss is slower compared to gastric bypass, but steady.

Patients can expect to lose 1 to 3 pounds a week after a gastric band procedure. Studies show that overall weight loss is comparable to gastric bypass after 3 years.

The LAP-BAND procedures are technically easier to perform and involve a shorter operating time. 

They have a very low complication rate and usually require only a short hospital stay.

Follow-Up

Lifelong follow-up is required after having bariatric surgery. 

You will be expected to see your doctor regularly, attend bariatric support groups, maintain a healthy diet, stay active and report any unusual health concerns immediately.

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There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured? Find out the answers to these questions and others by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

1. Body mass index (BMI) is the current standard for finding out whether someone is overweight or obese. BMI corrects for differences in height among people. Which BMI reading is considered obese?
2. What portion of body fat falls in the obese category?
3. How many American adults are considered obese?
4. What causes obesity?
5. Which of these serious health problems has been linked to obesity?
6. If you are considered obese, how much weight do you need to lose to bring about positive health changes?
7. What is a healthy weight loss goal?
8. How much physical activity should you aim for each week to help weight loss?
9. If your healthcare provider recommends weight-loss medicine, when can you expect to lose the most weight?
10. Bariatric surgery may be recommended for people with a BMI of more than 40. What does the procedure involve?