Weight Loss Management

Lap Band surgery

Gastric band surgery (commonly referred to as "lap band") is a procedure to help obese patients lose weight. During gastric band surgery, an inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch. During meals, food accumulates in this top stomach pouch, causing the stomach to feel full after only a small portion is consumed.


Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy (also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is an irreversible surgery to reduce the size of the stomach, thus promoting weight loss by reducing the amount of food you can consume. Unlike gastric bypass, it doesn't alter the digestive tract.






Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery alters the digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to the small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, the number of calories your body can absorb is limited, a benefit not provided by a sleeve gastrectomy or the lap band. Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat severe morbid obesity.

Intragastric Balloon

Intragastric balloons are a non-surgical weight loss option for people with a BMI of 30-40. Silicone balloons are placed in the stomach via an endoscopy. It’s then filled with saline, creating a feeling of fullness after even small meals. It remains in the stomach for up to six months, after which it's removed.

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Paired with the adoption of healthy diet and exercise habits, intragastric balloons are a good option for those who don’t want or qualify for weight loss surgery, but the results are not as dramatic as what can be expected with gastric bypass, a sleeve gastrectomy, or the lap band.

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