If you’re severely overweight, you’re not alone: more than one-third of American adults are morbidly obese – increasing their risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions, while keeping them from the active and happy life they deserve.
Our Bariatric Surgery Program, offers highly effective surgical options to put you on the path to success. Our board-certified weight-loss surgeons specialize in the latest minimally invasive techniques, giving you the best possible start on your journey. And with a caring team of dietitians, mental health provider, bariatric-trained nurses and other specialists, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Proven Procedures for Life-Changing Results
Choosing the right procedure involves discussion with your surgeon. We’re here to listen, to understand your unique needs and goals and to help you find the best fit for your life. Options include:
This procedure, also called “roux-en-Y”, involves making a small pouch out of the stomach and bypassing the small bowel. Rapid weight loss occurs by limiting the amount of food you can consume and the calories your body absorbs. Gastric bypass has proven especially successful for type 2 diabetics — reducing or even eliminating the disease after a lifetime of insulin dependence. Learn more about gastric bypass.
Also called vertical gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure decreases stomach size by about 80%. This leaves a tube the size of a banana, which limits the amount of food you can hold and promotes a longer-lasting feeling of fullness. Due to its lower risk, sleeve gastrectomy is ideal for patients who have had extensive previous abdominal surgery. Learn more about gastric sleeve.