Obesity affects more than one-third of all U.S. adults according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Struggling with the daily challenges of being overweight is more than an inconvenience. Obesity is a disease and contributes to a number of health-related risks such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea. Proper treatment is necessary, and when your weight makes it difficult to exercise and diet, it may be time for another approach.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, can give you a fresh start but it is not an instant fix or an easy way out. Weight-loss surgery can help you reach a physical state where diet and exercise makes a real impact in less time. It takes dedication to lose the weight and keep it off, even after surgery.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
In this minimally invasive procedure your surgeon removes part of your stomach, creating a long and slender sleeve shape. This option is a good alternative for those who want to absorb all the nutrients from the foods they eat and avoid artificial items connected inside to their bodies.LEARN MORE >
Gastric banding surgery is the least invasive bariatric procedure. It works especially well for those with a lower body mass index (BMI). By attaching an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach, we can limit the amount of food the stomach holds and slow the digestive process.LEARN MORE >
ORBERA™ Non-Surgical Balloon System
The ORBERA™ Instragastric Balloon System is a non-surgical weight-loss device that fits comfortable inside your stomach to help make you feel full to help encourage portion control and help you lose weight.LEARN MORE >
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Also known as Route-en-Y surgery, your surgeon creates a small pouch from the top segment of your stomach and connects it to the small intestine. This bypasses the majority of the stomach, making you feel full after eating significantly less.LEARN MORE >
These options vary on a case by case basis. Your surgeon will discuss and determine the surgery that is best for you.