Now's the Time to Lose the Weight
Losing weight can feel like an uphill battle. But our bariatric surgery team can help you tackle the life-changing work of weight loss with leading-edge advancements in bariatric surgery and care.
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?
If your weight is impacting your health and longevity — and holding you back from living a happier and healthier life — you may benefit from medical weight loss help.
You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you:
- Are between the ages of 18 and 65
- Are not dependent on drugs or alcohol
- Are psychologically ready and willing to commit to a whole new lifestyle
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above
- Have a weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, heart disease or sleep apnea
- Have tried to lose weight through other means, such as diet and exercise
Bariatric procedures can help you lose weight quickly and keep it off by reducing hunger and increasing your feeling of fullness. Studies show that more than 90 percent of bariatric patients are able to maintain a long-term weight loss of 50 percent excess body weight or more, when combined with healthy lifestyle changes.
Know Your Options for Weight Loss Surgery
Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
Provides better visualization, precision and stability. It’s most frequently used with gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures but can enhance all minimally invasive weight-loss surgeries.
Restricts the amount of food that can be eaten by removing 75 to 80 percent of the stomach. Encourages the production of gastrointestinal hormones that reduce hunger and appetite.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
Considered the gold standard of weight-loss surgery. Also known as gastric bypass surgery. Helps reduce body mass, dependence on medications and the likelihood of additional surgeries.
The most effective procedure for people with very high triglyceride or cholesterol levels, insulin-dependent diabetics and people with BMIs greater than 50.
Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band)
Reduces hunger and calories consumed by placing an inflatable band around the top portion of the stomach. Causes the loss of up to 50 percent of a patient’s excess weight.
Intragastric Balloon (Orbera)
Reduces stomach capacity and creates a sense of fullness. A soft, expandable silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach during a 20-minute procedure using a long flexible tube.
Endoscopic Gastric Pouch and Outlet Revision (Overstitch®)
To reduce weight gain after gastric bypass surgery, an endoscopic suturing device called an Overstitch is used to reduce the size of the gastric pouch or the stoma (the outlet from the pouch).
Revisions, Conversions and Reversals of Prior Surgery
For patients who want to convert a previous procedure, or patients with an adjustable band that has malfunctioned and needs to be corrected.