A number of different procedures are available to treat severe obesity. Each of these has its unique advantages and disadvantages. No single procedure is right for everyone. When you meet with our surgical weight loss team, we will help you determine which procedure is best for you.
The three types of procedures we perform are:
Which procedure is right for you?
To determine the best possible procedure for you, we take into consideration several different factors: how overweight you are, what types of food you eat, and whether you have any particular gastrointestinal problems such as colitis or irritable bowel. Also, we work with you to identify any lifestyle concerns that would make one operation preferred over another.
We usually prefer to use the laparoscopic approach
(multiple tiny incisions) for our surgeries, since it results in less postoperative pain and faster recovery. However, some individuals with specific health issues may not be good candidates for this type of surgery, and may be better suited to a traditional open approach
. This determination can only be made on an individual basis - we will work with you to determine which approach is better suited to you.
If you have had a bariatric operation in the past, but have not achieved successful weight loss, you may be a candidate for a revisional operation