Our experienced surgeons at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield perform various procedures.
Roux-en-y gastric bypass
This operation uses surgical staples to create a small stomach pouch to limit the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten. Next, the remainder of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine is bypassed, which limits the absorption of calories and nutrients.
A stapling device is used to remove 75 percent or more of the stomach. The narrow portion (sleeve) that remains limits the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten. This procedure can be performed with robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
An adjustable gastric band placed around the upper portion of the stomach limits the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten. We continue to maintain, revise or remove adjustable gastric bands as needed, but we no longer insert new adjustable gastric bands such as LAP-BAND for the primary weight loss method.
Revisions and complicated cases
Metabolic and bariatric surgery has evolved over the years. Our surgeons are trained and experienced in the latest advances in bariatric surgery. Complicated cases and previous weight loss procedures that are now in need of revision are welcome for evaluation.
Lifelong follow-up is required after having bariatric surgery.
You will be expected to see your health care team regularly, attend bariatric support groups, maintain a healthy diet, stay active and report any unusual health concerns immediately.