Overview of weight loss surgery options
Having bariatric surgery changes your life—yet the surgery itself is minimally invasive. At Main Line Health with locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia we offer four different insurance-approved procedures for guaranteed success.
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- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy/gastric sleeve – This nonreversible procedure removes about three quarters of the stomach, so you’re left with a “sleeve” that feeds directly into the small intestine.
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – This procedure creates a small, “new” stomach and bypasses your remaining stomach and part of the small intestine. The smaller stomach means you’ll feel full on much smaller portions of food. The bypassed intestinal tract means your body won’t absorb as many of the calories from the food.
- Laparoscopic duodenal switch – This procedure removes part of the stomach so you will eat less food and also bypasses a part of the intestines, so your body absorbs much less fat.
- Other procedures
- Intra-gastric balloon – A temporary device is inserted into the stomach to reduce stomach capacity.
- Endobariatrics – Encompasses balloon endoscopic revision and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, for patients who have previously had gastric bypass regain their feeling of restriction by reducing the size of their gastric pouch.
In this four-minute video you’ll discover how bariatric surgery has changed over the years to become safer and more effective and helps reduce life-threatening illnesses for many people. Two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery options are highlighted.
Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
You’ll also learn more about your bariatric surgery options when you attend one of our upcoming free information sessions.