Weight loss surgery
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is generally performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.
Bariatric surgery to help you reach your weight loss goals
We are dedicated to helping you succeed on your weight loss journey by offering a range of bariatric procedures paired with nutrition and exercise counseling.
If you are affected by obesity, you may know first-hand how challenging weight loss and weight management can be. Our bariatric surgery program offers a personalized solution to weight loss, and we are here to walk alongside you during each step in the process so you can feel confident and comfortable.
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Our weight loss surgery options
We offer traditional and minimally invasive weight loss surgery options and will work with you to decide which kind of procedure is right for you. Types of weight loss surgery we offer include:
- Gastric sleeve (robotic-assisted sleeve gastrectomy) — Gastric sleeve is a weight loss surgery where part of the stomach is removed (about 80%), which limits the amount of food you can eat and reduces your appetite. This procedure is the most common type of weight loss surgery since it can also improve hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.
- Gastric bypass (robotic-assisted Roux-en-y) — A gastric bypass procedure encourages weight loss by making the stomach smaller and bypassing part of the small intestine. This reduces food intake and also limits the amount of calories you get from eating, as the food you eat will bypass some of the stomach and small intestine, reducing absorption. This option also improves medical conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.
- Revisional Weight Loss Surgeries — Occasionally a secondary surgery may be recommended. Such instances include weight gain and severe reflux. One of the following may be recommended by your surgeon:
- Duodenal switch (DS) — This procedure is recommended after sleeve gastrectomy and there has been weight gain, this includes an intestinal bypass, and reduces the amount of food you can consume by making you feel fuller, quicker. While it is one of the more complicated procedures, it also results in the longest-term weight loss.
- Bariatric Conversion (robotic-assisted conversion) – If you have previously received a sleeve gastrectomy but did not receive the results you wanted or experience severe gastric reflux (heartburn), a conversion to a gastric bypass can be an effective alternative. This is a complex procedure, so we will work with you to make sure that it is personalized for your unique situation.
About our bariatric surgery program
Before choosing weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand the steps in the process, so you can determine if it is a good choice for you.
Qualifying for weight loss surgery
Making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery can be overwhelming, but we are here to help to navigate the process and determine whether it is the right choice for you. You may qualify for weight loss surgery if:
- You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater
- You have a BMI of 35 or greater, as well as an obesity-related health condition such as high-blood pressure or diabetes
- You are not able to sustain a health body weight, even through medically supervised dieting
About our team
When you make the decision to pursue weight loss surgery, our concierge-like nurse navigator will help walk you step by step through the process since there are several factors involved, including a psychological evaluation, a nutritional assessment and documentation around past weight loss attempts. From there, you will work with our surgeon to determine the right procedure for your needs and lifestyle.
Life after bariatric surgery
Our weight loss surgery team is dedicated to helping you feel empowered and supported after your surgery. After your surgery, we work to equip you with the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off long-term. We connect you with resources that include:
- Onsite nutrition counseling, including meal planning and education around healthy eating choices
- Mental health support and the opportunity to connect with others who have undergone weight loss surgery
- Support for any obesity-related health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes