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.
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 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.
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.