Your Surgical Procedure Options
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.
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.
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.
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.