When it comes to weight loss, it is important to note there is not a one size fits all solution. Oftentimes, patients come to Empower Weight Loss after years of dieting but still struggle to reach their weight loss target.
Luckily, with modern technology, there are several surgical weight loss options that can help you reach your goals. While we know this can be a life-changing decision, it is best that you know all of your options so you can make the informed choice of which approach would best fit your weight loss needs.
At Empower Weight Loss, we offer several surgical and non-surgical weight loss options as well as provide you with support and education every step of the way.
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Our surgical options include:
Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
Gastric bypass is a type of procedure that helps you lose weight by altering the size of your stomach and small intestine which will help to change the way that your body handles the food you eat. This surgery is done by creating small incisions in the abdomen and using a small camera and instruments that will go in and create a smaller stomach pouch. Through this procedure, your stomach will become smaller which will make you feel full with less food which will result in weight loss.
Gastric Sleeve is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery in the world. This procedure works by removing 75-80% of the stomach through small incisions made in the abdomen. Your new, smaller stomach will be about the size of a banana which will reduce caloric intake by making you feel fuller faster resulting in weight loss. An incredible benefit of Gastric Sleeve surgery is that many patients experience losing 50-80% of their excess weight in their first two years after surgery.
The Lap-Band is a minimally invasive and reversible procedure where an inflatable silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach. The band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach which will leave the rest of the stomach completely intact while still restricting caloric intake. While the Lap-Band is adjustable, many patients choose to have it removed after 7-10 years.
ORBERA Gastric Balloon
A unique, non-surgical option for weight loss includes the gastric balloon which is inserted into the stomach through a small pill that the patient swallows. The balloon will then inflate in the stomach which will take up space so that you will feel fuller quicker. Over the course of a few weeks, subsequent balloons may be added depending on your weight loss goals. The balloons will then stay in place in the stomach for up to six months which gives patients the opportunity to get a jump start on healthier lifestyle choices like diet and exercise without the need for surgery. The great thing about the balloon system is that it can be done in-office and only takes about 10 minutes to ensure proper placement.
If you are interested in learning more about how Empower Weight Loss can help you on your weight loss journey, feel free to check out one of our free weight loss seminars or make your appointment today!