Losing weight through diet and exercise is always the preferable option. However, if you’ve tried your hardest at this method and aren’t seeing the desired results, surgical weight loss is an option. Here at Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery Institute, we provide a variety of bariatric surgery options in the Atlanta area. Learn more about these procedures to see if they might be right for you.
Different Types of Bariatric Surgery
Biliopancreatic Diversion – Surgeons prefer biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) over traditional BPD surgery for weight loss procedures. This procedure removes a portion of the stomach and reroutes the intestine to minimize absorption of calories.
Roux-en-Y – It restricts stomach size and reroutes the small intestine, reducing absorption and bypassing the lower stomach during digestion. Not only do you consume less food, you also absorb fewer calories.
Greater Curvature Plication – This procedure alters the size of your stomach to limit the amount of food you can consume before feeling full. However, instead of removing a portion of the stomach, it folds and sews it shut.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy – Surgeons use this procedure to remove a portion of the stomach, causing you to feel full after just a few ounces. This is different from other bariatric surgery procedures because it does not alter the intestines in any way.
Gastric Banding – Surgeons place a constrictive band known as LAP-BAND around the upper portion of your stomach. It restricts stomach expansion, reducing food intake and making you feel full sooner while eating.
Gastric Balloon – Doctors insert a soft gastric balloon called Orbera into the stomach and then inflate it to occupy a majority of the space.This helps slow digestion and manage portion sizes. It stays in place for 6 months while you learn and practice proper diet and exercise techniques. After six months, we deflate and remove the balloon, and you continue your new healthy lifestyle.
SADI – Single anastomosis duodeno-ileostomy is a bariatric procedure which combines the reduction in stomach size and diversion of ingested food to the distal small intestines. This procedure may be used as a primary procedure or as a revision of a sleeve gastrectomy to enhance weight loss.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
The most obvious benefit of bariatric surgery is severe weight loss.Patients may lose 80-100 pounds in the first year. Weightloss results are influenced by the procedure type and lifestyle adjustments. Weight-related health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc., are significantly reduced or eliminated. Patients report having a better quality of life and tend to live longer than those who do not have surgery.
Risks of Bariatric Surgery
As with any surgery, there are a few risks you need to be aware of before having the procedure. Less than one in 20 patients will experience major complications from surgery. This makes it less risky than hip replacement or gallbladder surgery. Also consider the risks of not having the surgery. Your doctor would not recommend bariatric surgery if they didn’t think the benefits outweighed the risks.
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Now is the time to know if surgery is right for you. Don’t wait, contact us today!
Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery Institute. Has been providing high-quality weight loss surgery for years in multiple locations.