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:
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.
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.
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.