Weight Loss Surgery
Sleeve gastrectomy, also referred to as vertical sleeve, gastric sleeve or tube gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of obesity. The procedure is a restrictive bariatric surgery to treat extremely obese patients with a high BMI of 40 and above.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small pouch is created by stapling the stomach along its upper portion. The surgery is indicated for the treatment of obesity, in patients overweight by more than 100 pounds. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common gastric bypass surgery.
Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery (BPD/DS) is a bariatric or weight loss surgery for extremely obese patients who have not been successful losing weight through dieting, exercise and medication.
Bariatric surgery is the surgical option for losing weight and improves the quality of life. However, in some cases the results may not last long, be unsuccessful, or cause certain complications. These individuals are the candidates for bariatric revision surgery.