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Bariatric Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

bariatric surgery - gastric bypass  

Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

 

First step:

Your surgeon uses staples to divide your stomach into a small upper section and a larger bottom section. The top section of your stomach (called the pouch) is where the food you eat will go. The pouch is about the size of a walnut. It holds only about 1 ounce (oz) or 28 grams (g) of food. Because of this you will eat less and lose weight.

 

Second step (bypass):

Your surgeon connects a small part of your small intestine (the jejunum) to a small hole in your pouch. The food you eat will now travel from the pouch into this new opening and into your small intestine. As a result, your body will absorb fewer calories.

 

Our surgeon takes a laparoscopic approach, by making five to six small incisions in the abdominal area, and placing through these long instruments and a video camera to guide the procedure. With this approach, you have a faster recovery time and minimal scarring.

bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve  

Gastric Sleeve is a restrictive non-reversible bariatric surgery, that works by removing around 60 to 85% of the stomach, leaving a thin “sleeve” which will serve as your new stomach. Since the stomach is already anatomically connected to its inlet and outlet, there is no need for intestinal rerouting. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the volume capacity. This means that you will feel satisfied with smaller food portions. Also, the part of the stomach that is removed is responsible for the production of Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone.

 

Our surgeon takes a laparoscopic approach, by making a Single incision via belly button. This procedure involves less pain and little or no scarring. Since there is no need to cut through the stomach muscle, recovery time is significantly shorter, while the cosmetic results are amazing. Most patients have no visible scars after this surgery.

*Prices can vary without prior notice. The patient understands that every medical procedure comes with an inherent risk, any complication during the surgery may generate additional costs.

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