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Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

At Summa Health, our primary focus is laparoscopic (or minimally invasive) surgery. In some instances, an open procedure may be required – an option our program offers, if needed.

Advantages of the minimally invasive approach include:

  • Decreased incisional pain
  • Decreased chance of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • More rapid recovery
  • Faster return to work

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a minimally invasive procedure, and is the most successful weight loss procedure to manage obesity. Surgery involves creating a small stomach “pouch” with staples, and separating it from the rest of the stomach. A portion of the small intestine is then “bypassed” and re-attached to the stomach in a different way. The remainder of the stomach continues to produce digestive enzymes, which aid in digestion after they reach the food farther down in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, you eat less food and absorb only part of the food that you do eat. This procedure creates a feeling of fullness sooner after eating and allows for absorption of only part of the food eaten.

Lap Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves dividing the stomach into two separate parts. The portion of the stomach through which food passes is shaped like a tube, or a sleeve. This results in the stomach no longer being able to hold a large portion of food, therefore patients eat less while still feeling full. Food digestion occurs through the normal process, so nutrients and vitamins from food can be fully absorbed into the body.


Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileal Bypass with Sleep Gastrectomy (SADI-S)

The SADI-S is an innovative metabolic and bariatric surgery procedure. A sleeve gastrectomy is first performed, reshaping the stomach into a smaller sleeve to limit food intake. Following that, a specific portion of the small intestine is identified and connected to the upper part of the small intestine. This rerouting impacts absorption and influences hormonal signals related to hunger, appetite and metabolism. The SADI-S is very effective for durable weight loss and is one of the most powerful tools to improve metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

Revisional Surgery

Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery is available to patients who have already undergone a primary weight loss surgery procedure. These procedures are generally designed for patients who have experienced complications from their initial surgery.

Ready to start the journey toward a significant weight loss? Contact the Weight Management Institute New Patient line at 877.220.8651.


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