Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch. Our procedures includes:
Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
After surgery, your doctor can adjust the band to make food pass more slowly or quickly through your stomach.
Gastric banding leads to loss of about 40 to 50% of excess weight. For example, someone who is 100 pounds overweight might expect to lose about 40 to 50 pounds after gastric banding. However, these results vary widely. Gastric banding is considered the least invasive weight loss surgery and also the safest. The procedure can be reversed if necessary, and in time, the stomach generally returns to its normal size.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.
After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food.
The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not get all of the calories from the food you eat.
How Much Weight Will You Lose?
Ask your doctor exactly what you can expect. It may depend, in part, on what you weigh now and the type of surgery you get.
Surgeons perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy by removing approximately 75-80 percent of the stomach. Many surgeons and physicians use the term “sleeve gastrectomy,” though most patients are familiar with the term “gastric sleeve,” which is easier to remember.
They are the same operation, and they leave the remaining stomach as a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. The Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure but has gained popularity because of its low complication rate and good weight loss results. Almost 42 percent of all bariatric surgeries performed in the United States in 2013 were sleeve gastrectomies, which makes it the most popular weight loss surgery, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy aids in weight loss for a number of reasons, including:
- The new stomach pouch holds considerably less than the normal stomach and helps to reduce the amount of food you can eat in one sitting comfortably. The food also moves faster in the new stomach pouch.
- There is a significant effect on gut hormones that help you feel less hungry and fuller longer.
Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion
A biliopancreatic diversion changes the normal process of digestion by making the stomach smaller. It allows food to bypass part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. Because of the risks, this surgery is for people who are more than severely obese and who haven't been able to lose weight any other way. Super obesity means that you have a BMI (body mass index) of 50 or higher.
After surgery, you will feel full more quickly than when your stomach was its original size. This reduces the amount of food you will want to eat. Bypassing part of the intestine also means that you will absorb fewer calories. This leads to weight loss. But your best chance of keeping weight off after surgery is by adopting healthy habits, such as healthy eating and regular physical activity.
Biliopancreatic diversion surgeries are effective. Most people lose 75% to 80% of their excess weight (the weight above what is considered healthy) and stay at their new weight.1 Ten years after weight loss surgery, many people have gained back 20% to 25% of the weight they lost. The long-term success is highest in people who are realistic about how much weight will be lost, keep appointments with the medical team, follow the recommended eating plan, and are physically active.2
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