Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery in Atlanta. Here at Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgery Institute, we perform a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obese patients. This procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach to reduce how much it can hold. This means you’ll feel full after just a few ounces of food. The procedure also reroutes a portion of the small intestine to bypass the lower stomach. By changing up the flow of digestion, your body absorbs fewer calories, leading to weight loss.
If you’d like to see how this surgery is performed, please watch our Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass video on YouTube. Please be informed that this video contains graphic images of internal surgery and should not be viewed by sensitive patients or those under age 18.
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
An alternative to the gastric bypass is a vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. This procedure alters the size of the stomach, but maintains the arrangement of the digestive system. As with gastric bypass, a portion of the stomach is removed. The remaining portion is transformed into a sleeve-like shape, hence the name. With a smaller stomach, you consume less food and therefore fewer calories, which leads to weight loss. However, this procedure keeps the intestines in-tact so you will continue to digest food as you normally would.
To learn more about this surgery, please view our Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy video on YouTube. Please be advised that this video contains graphic images of an internal surgery. If you are sensitive to this type of material, or under age 18, please do not watch.
Sebaceous Cysts Removal
A procedure we perform that you wouldn’t expect from a bariatric surgeon is the removal of sebaceous cysts. These are small, noncancerous bumps underneath the skin. They commonly appear on the face, head, neck and trunk of the body, but are usually not painful. If you experience pain, swelling, redness, or infection, you should visit a doctor. If you are concerned about appearance, they can be removed.
Patients may be put to sleep with a general anesthetic, or given a local anesthetic to numb the area of the cyst. Then, a doctor will use specialized tools to remove the cyst and its wall. Ensuring that all parts of the cyst are removed is vital to ensuring it does not return.
To view an example of this type of procedure, please view our Sebaceous Cysts Removal video on YouTube. Please note that this video contains graphic images of an external surgery. It should not be viewed by those who are sensitive to this type of imagery, or those under age 18.
Looking for a Bariatric Surgeon in Atlanta?
Drs. Michael Williams and Brendon Curtis are here to help you live your best life. If extra weight is preventing you from living life to the fullest, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We can talk about what’s holding you back, and how we can help you enjoy life again.