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We provide customized surgical weight loss treatment for every patient. Click here to see the times and days of the free seminars available every week which will introduce you to the operations we perform. Click Here to get started in our weight loss surgery program.
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
- Revisional Bariatric Surgery
- Other Laparoscopic Procedures
Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. The term "bariatric" originates from the Greek words "baros," meaning weight, and "iatros," meaning medical treatment. Although bariatric surgery has been performed for many years, it has evolved dramatically since the days of the "stomach stapling" operations.
Bariatric surgery is not a "quick-fix," but rather a long-term commitment to change. For this reason, the Weight Loss Surgery Center provides thoroughly individualized care by guiding each patient through a safe surgery process, monitoring a healthy recovery, and fostering a successful long-term weight loss plan.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
One of the main strengths of our weight loss surgery program is our ability to offer different procedures for surgical weight loss. Every patient's surgical weight loss needs are unique; therefore we offer a comprehensive range of bariatric operations including adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and sleeve gastrectomy. Each of these weight loss operations employs the minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical technique, which is widely regarded as the safest, least invasive method for performing these complex weight-loss surgeries. We also have the knowledge and experience that comes from surgeons who have been involved in thousands of operations to help patients decide which surgery is best for them.
Providing Customized Weight Loss Surgery
We provide customized surgical weight loss treatment for every patient. Upon receipt of a completed online registration form, we will thoroughly evaluate the profile for surgery and help each patient choose the procedure that will work best.
Bariatric surgery is not a "quick-fix", but rather a long-term commitment to change. For this reason, the Weight Loss Surgery Center provides thoroughly individualized care by guiding each patient through a safe surgery process, monitoring a healthy recovery, and fostering a successful long-term weight loss plan.
Performing Weight Loss Surgery using Laparoscopic Techniques
The laparoscopic approach is a particularly significant innovation that is used in obesity surgery today. Using this method, several tiny (1/4-3/4 inch) incisions are made. A small camera is used to view the inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor, and special small instruments are used for the surgery. The advantages of this minimally invasive approach to surgery include less pain, quicker recovery time, fewer post-operative complications (such as hernia and wound infection), and a better cosmetic result.
All of the surgical procedures performed at the Weight Loss Surgery Center can be performed laparoscopically. While the laparoscopic approach is almost always preferable, it is important to remember that in some cases it is necessary to perform surgeries in the traditional, open manner with a larger abdominal incision. The surgeon will discuss the various options to determine the plan that is best for each case.
Whether the operation is performed by the open or laparoscopic approach, surgical weight loss procedures restrict the volume of food intake. In some procedures, the size of the stomach is made smaller so that one can eat only a small amount of food at a time. In procedures that decrease absorption, a portion of the intestine is bypassed, so that food and digestive juices only mix together in a relatively short part of the intestine. With this method, less of the vitamins, minerals, and/or calories from the food consumed will be absorbed.
We also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a post-gastric bypass hypoglycemia, which is a rare disorder that can occur in patients who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.