Surgical Weight Loss

This program is a very detailed and is personalized to meet every patient’s needs. 

For overweight patients who have never been able to maintain their weight with prescriptions, special diets, or physician-directed weight-loss programs, we have two safe and effective surgical weight-loss options.

Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy) Surgery

This is the most popular weight-loss surgery today. This procedure limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten and leaves the patient feeling full sooner and for a longer period of time. This surgery also decreases the hunger stimulating hormone—ghrelin. 

The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgery that decreases the size of the stomach to help weight loss. About 80 to 85% of the stomach is surgically removed, leaving a smaller portion of the stomach in place (a shape of a banana), and removing the rest of the stomach permanently.  

Gastric Sleeve surgeries are available for qualified patients, which our team will help you determine.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-En-Y) Surgery

This surgery limits the amount of food a patient can eat and the amount of calories the body will absorb. By separating the stomach into an upper and lower section, consumed food will only go into the upper stomach, which is called the “pouch.” The stomach pouch after surgery will only be able to hold as much food as the size of an egg. This surgery also connects a part of the small intestine into a hole in the pouch, creating a new pathway for the food a patient consumes.      

This is a surgical procedure in which the stomach is stapled off into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. Then the small intestine is rearranged and reconnected. 

This surgery requires one to two days spent in the hospital.

More About Our Surgical Weight-Loss Solutions

Both of these surgical weight-loss solutions will include the following components: 

  • Insurance may require one to six months of monthly monitored weight loss
  • Nutrition classes
  • Meetings with a physician assistant that can add medications that help with cravings/weight loss
  • Meetings with our in-house dietitian
  • Yoga classes
  • Renew classes (mindfulness)
  • Support group

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