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Your Surgical Procedure Options

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

A newer, non-surgical procedure that promotes permanent weight loss. ESG is performed without incisions – the surgeon uses a small camera that passes down your throat, through your esophagus and into your stomach.

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Gastric Bypass

This procedure involves stapling an upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch. The surgeon connects the pouch to the lower intestine, bypassing the majority of the small intestine where calories and nutrients are absorbed. Additionally, changes in hormones work to promote fullness.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure involves removing the lateral aspect (or side) of the stomach. It works by limiting or restricting the amount of food that you can eat. In addition, it is believed that by removing the part of the stomach that produces the Grehlin hormone, that patients lose their appetite.

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Duodenal Switch

The Duodenal Switch procedure provides both weight loss and long-term resolution of comorbid conditions. This procedure is a combined surgery that makes your stomach smaller and bypasses part of your small intestine for the best-reported, long-term percentage of weight loss.

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Intragastric Balloon

The intragastric balloon procedure is a non-invasive weight loss alternative to traditional surgical weight loss procedure. The surgeon uses an endoscope to place the intragastric balloon into the patient’s stomach. The balloon is in place for six months to reinforce proper portion control.

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Dr. Stephen Burpee

Dr. Stephen Burpee

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Dr. Patrick Chiasson

Dr. Patrick Chiasson

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6130 N. La Cholla Blvd, Suite 250
Tucson, AZ 85741

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Northwest Medical Center and Dr. Patrick Chiasson and Dr. Stephen Burpee, members of the medical staff at Northwest Medical Center, are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) for the bariatric program. This means we have undergone an extensive review to prove we can maintain certain physical resources, human resources and standards of practice for our surgical weight loss program. This designation is also required for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery. Our comprehensive surgical weight loss program offers a variety of surgical options for the patient. Our surgeons have performed more than 3,000 minimally invasive weight loss surgeries. Dr. Chiasson and Dr. Burpee are both general surgeons with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery. They have extensive experience in four surgical weight loss options— gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch and intragastric balloon procedure.

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