Weight loss surgery


Weight loss surgery (Bariatric surgery) is a surgical procedure performed for treatment of morbid obesity. Weight loss surgery has existed since the 1960's, having gone through significant evolution from the early days of the jejunoileal or jejunocolic bypass operations and the horizontal gastroplasty or original stomach stapling. Other procedures that are no longer performed include the silastic ring vertical gastroplasty and the vertical banded gastroplasty. Modern day procedures include:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Plication
  • Mini Gastric Bypass

Adjustable Gastric Banding


Gastric banding is an adjustable gastric band that alters the anatomy of the stomach to help you reduce your food intake.

It is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy?


Sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the relatively newer types of weight loss surgery.

This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, gastric sleeve surgery or tube gastrectomy.

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Gastric Bypass


Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) is regarded internationally as the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. Follow up to 15 years after surgery has shown patients maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

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