The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery.
Similar to most bariatric procedures, the newly created stomach pouch is considerably smaller and facilitates significantly smaller meals, which translates into less calories consumed. Additionally, because there is less digestion of food by the smaller stomach pouch, and there is a segment of small intestine that would normally absorb calories as well as nutrients that no longer has food going through it, there is probably to some degree less absorption of calories and nutrients.
The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana.
Short term studies show that the sleeve is as effective as the roux-en-Y gastric bypass in terms of weight loss and improvement or remission of diabetes. There is also evidence that suggest the sleeve, similar to the gastric bypass, is effective in improving type 2 diabetes independent of the weight loss.
The Adjustable Gastric Band – often called the band – involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, and the rest of the stomach below the band.
The common explanation of how this device works is that with the smaller stomach pouch, eating just a small amount of food will satisfy hunger and promote the feeling of fullness. The feeling of fullness depends upon the size of the opening between the pouch and the remainder of the stomach created by the gastric band. The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted by filling the band with sterile saline, which is injected through a port placed under the skin.
The MGB surgery (Mini Gastric Bypass) is a short, simple, successful and inexpensive technique in weight loss surgery.
When the patient consumes a meal, the food goes directly from the tube to the lower portion of the small intestines. The rest of the stomach is sealed so food is not able to enter it. The operation usually takes less than an hour and the hospital stay is usually less than 24 hours. With excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and the option for reversal or revision should the need ever occur, it’s not surprising that people from all across America are choosing the MGB surgery as their Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass procedure over other types of weight loss surgery.
The gastric balloon is becoming a popular weight loss alternative to ‘going under the knife’.
The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through your esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.
This procedure significantly reduces the body’s absorption of fat and cuts back on the amount of time it has to absorb calories from meals, resulting in extreme weight loss.
Also known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, the duodenal switch is an option that also permanently alters the shape of the stomach. Like the sleeve gastrectomy, the duodenal switch removes a portion of the stomach along the edge of the greater curvature. However, unlike the sleeve gastrectomy, the duodenal switch reroutes a large portion of the small intestine to create two pathways with a single common channel. The shorter pathway carries food from the stomach to the common channel.
Revision Bariatric Surgery Guarantees That You Reach Your Desired Weight Loss Goals
Revision weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery, and have either had complications from such surgery or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.