Weight Loss Surgery Options
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates Medical Group, Inc.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

There’s a right path for every person to enjoy life without weight issues, and we are here to help you along that path. We consider every obese patient to be a candidate for treatment—however, that path may not necessarily be surgery, and it may not necessarily be at this time. Further, that path is not just one direction. Along with our state-of-the-art surgery, we also will help you holistically prepare for lifestyle changes that will let you stay on the right path.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP)

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP) The GBP has over a 50-year history, so short and long-term results and complications are well established. The GBP consists of making a very small “pouch” out of the stomach by stapling across it, then connecting a piece of intestine to divert food from the stomach. This operation has proven to treat many medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  To find out more about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP) Surgery, please click here.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) has about 14-year history and has been effective in weight loss and treating medical conditions. It has some advantages over the AGB, as there is no foreign body placed around the stomach. Approximately 85% of the stomach is permanently removed and is permanent however no bypass is performed. To find out more about Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) Surgery, please click here.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) The AGB is made of an inert plastic material and is placed around the top of the stomach. A thin tube connects the band to the reservoir, which is implanted under the skin and the band tightness is adjusted in the office. To find out more about Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) Surgery, please click here.

Biliopancreatic Diversion/Duodenal Switch

Biliopancreatic Diversion/ Duodenal Switch – This is the most effective operation for weight loss and treatment of metabolic syndrome, but also has the highest complication rate and adverse side effects.  Because of the magnitude of the intestinal bypass, the patient is at risk for malnutrition and is on many vitamin and protein supplements. In this operation, part of the stomach is removed as well as a significant bypass of the intestines.  To find out more about Biliopancreatic Diversion/ Duodenal Switch Surgery, please click here.

Revisional Surgery after Bariatric Surgery

Patients who have had primary bariatric surgery even performed by other surgeons may be candidates for potential revision. You may need a revision if you experienced complications from surgery such as recurrent ulcer disease or malnutrition. Some patients may have not lost enough weight or gained majority of their weight back and may be considered for a revisional procedure. To find out more about Revisional Surgery, please click here.

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