Bariatric SurgeryFind the procedure that's right for you.
Have you tried traditional weight loss techniques without success? If you’ve been eating right and getting enough exercise but the weight still isn’t coming off, weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, may be just what you need.
Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term solution for weight loss. Study after study shows the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in losing weight and improving health long-term. Our patients regularly lose 50 percent or more of their excess weight and keep it off five years after surgery or longer. Nearly all see reductions in blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and many have diabetes and sleep apnea go into remission.
You have many options for weight loss surgery, and if you choose an Advanced Laparoscopic Associates surgeon, you have even more options. We are one of the only practices in the region that performs the nonsurgical intragastric balloon procedure, for example.
Take a look at your weight loss surgery options, then request an appointment. Our expert surgeons will discuss your case and recommend the right procedure for you. And, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from initial consultation to recovery and long-term monitoring.
The gastric sleeve procedure has been the most popular weight loss procedure in the United States since 2013. Surgeons remove about 80 percent of the stomach, and with it, cells that produce a hunger-causing hormone called ghrelin. Not only do people who have had a gastric sleeve eat less, but also they are not tortured by hunger while losing weight.
The gastric bypass procedure is still considered the gold standard in weight loss surgery. The stomach is divided with staples into a small pouch, which is then rerouted to connect further down in the intestines. People with gastric bypasses eat less and absorb fewer calories, leading to sustainable weight loss and improved health.
SIPS stands for stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing. It is a modified, better tolerated version of a procedure called duodenal switch, which can be thought of as a combination of a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
The adjustable gastric band, sometimes known by the brand name LAP-BAND, is a good choice for anyone looking for a nonpermanent weight loss option. A band is placed around the stomach to close off a portion, and it is adjusted by a saline pump.
An intragastric balloon is a nonsurgical, temporary weight loss procedure. Capsules containing balloons are swallowed and then inflated, taking up room in the stomach and helping people feel full before they overeat. The balloons are typically removed after a number of months, and the procedure is combined with a year-long support program.
VBLOC is an implanted device that blocks impulses to and from the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve connects the brain and the stomach. The VBLOC device blocks the transmission of hunger signals, leading people to eat less and feel full faster.
Sometimes unforeseen complications occur with a bariatric procedure, and sometimes patients decide they’d like to reverse a procedure or try a different one. Revision surgery is the process of correcting problems or converting one type of bariatric surgery into a different type.
If you’re ready to take the next step, contact Advanced Laparoscopic Associates. We can tell you if you’re a candidate, what options are available to you and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about weight loss surgery.
For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.