Losing weight can be extremely difficult. And, for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose, it can be even more challenging. For some, weight loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed.
Our bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success and includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss. Experienced surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery, and offer proven weight loss techniques such as:
- Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Banding – A less-invasive procedure that places a device around the upper part of the stomach to help you feel full sooner and longer. Surgeons can easily change the diameter of the band to meet weight loss needs, and the procedure is also reversible. This technique offers less pain and trauma, and a quicker recovery than traditional weight loss surgery methods.
- Gastric bypass – A type of weight loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy – Through small incisions, each between one and two inches long, the surgeon removes approximately 70 percent of the stomach. This new stomach has a total capacity of just three to five ounces, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only two to four ounces of food.
Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you by reading our resource articles below, or by attending an informational seminar.
Talk to your doctor to find out whether bariatric surgery is a good option for you.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.
- Diego Velarde, MD
Bariatrics and General Surgery