Restrictive Surgery Options for Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss
Restrictive bariatric surgery reduces the size of the stomach. This is different from malabsorptive which also reroutes the intestines. There are a few different restrictive procedures that we perform here at Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery Institute. Here’s what you need to know.
Restrictive surgery options may be ideal for you if:
You have not been able to lose weight with other treatments
You have a BMI of 40 or above, or over 30 with a serious weight-related condition like diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease
You are between ages 16 and 70 and are healthy enough to undergo surgery
We work with you during your bariatric surgery consultation to ensure you go with the treatment option that is best for your individual needs. We also work to help you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, so that you can make confident, informed decisions regarding your treatment options.
What is Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Plication (LGCP)?
We strive to deliver the very best in available weight loss treatments, including new and innovative treatments. Gastric sleeve plication, also known as Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication, is a new treatment option which reduces the amount of food you can eat by folding the stomach over itself. The word “plication” means “to fold in.”
This restrictive bariatric surgery preserves much of your body’s digestive process by not eliminating the upper portion of the stomach as well as leaving the small intestine intact. This makes it easier for you to digest foods and avoid complications. Due to these aspects of the procedure, LGCP is one of the lowest risk bariatric procedures available.
What is a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?
A laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. This allows patients to feel full after eating much smaller amounts of food. The decreased consumption of calories therefore leads to major weight loss.
You will be placed under general anesthesia and your doctor will create five small incisions in your abdomen. He will use these incisions to insert a camera and surgical tools. A portion of your stomach will be removed and the remaining part will be closed and shaped into something resembling a tube, banana, or shirt sleeve. Your intestines will not be altered in any way for this restrictive bariatric surgery.
What is Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery?
More commonly known as LAP-BAND, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery is the least invasive surgical weight loss procedure. Your stomach is not cut or removed, and your intestines remain fully intact. Instead, a small constrictive band is placed around the upper portion of your stomach. This will be able to hold only a small amount of food at a time, so you will feel full very quickly. Then, the food will flow slowly through the band into the lower part of your stomach, and then through your intestines like normal.
There are many ways to achieve bariatric weight loss surgery near me in Atlanta. If you think you would be an ideal candidate for LGCP, sleeve gastrectomy, or LAP-BAND, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!