Summa’s Bariatric Care Center offers a variety of options for weight loss surgery:
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the most successful and most frequently performed weight loss procedure to manage obesity. As part of this gastric bypass surgery, a small stomach ‘pouch’ is created with staples. This pouch is completely divided from the remainder of the stomach. As a result, you eat less food and absorb less of the food that you do eat. This procedure creates a faster feeling of fullness and allows for less absorption of calories from food.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing a large portion of the stomach and re-shaping the remaining portion to become tube-like or sleeve-shaped. This new stomach tube allows patients to eat less while feeling full.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (commonly known as LAP-BAND®)
The procedure is an option for patients choosing weight loss surgery because it is adjustable and does not require a complete bypass of the stomach.
Your surgeon manages the rate of your weight loss by adjusting the band post-surgery to allow more or less food to pass through. There is no permanent change to your anatomy, and food digestion occurs through the normal process, so nutrients and vitamins from food can be fully absorbed into the body.
Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery
Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery is a surgical procedure that may be available to patients who have already undergone a form of weight loss surgery. This procedure is for patients who have experienced complications or who have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.
If you are not a current Summa Bariatric Care Center patient and would like to learn more about our treatment options, fill out the form at the right for a FREE guide to weight loss surgery or call (888) 567-4577.