Our weight loss surgeons perform laparoscopic-assisted surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you which procedure best suits your surgical need. Procedures include:

Sleeve Gastrectomy
The laparoscopic sleeve procedure is usually just called “the sleeve”.  It is performed by removing approximately 80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach is like a tube or pouch that resembles a banana. This new pouch holds a much smaller amount of food (thus less calories) that can be consumed.  There is also a decrease in gut hormones therefore decreasing hunger and appetite, quicker satisfaction and feeling full, and blood sugar control.

Gastric Bypass or Roux-en-Y Bypass
This procedure is usually referred to as “gastric bypass”, and also performed as laparoscopic technique.  It is done by making a small “pouch” from your stomach and then connecting the bottom portion of your small intestine to this new pouch, thereby rerouting (shortening) the food stream or process as it is digested. This process decreases the amount of gut hormones also, thereby decreasing hunger and appetite along with feeling full or satisfied much quicker. This also decreases absorption of food/nutrients and helps with blood sugar control.

Biliopancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch
This procedure involves removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving a small stomach pouch similar to the sleeve procedure. Then a part of the lower end of the small intestine is brought up and connected to the beginning of the small intestine. This will bypass a large area of your small intestine and will decrease the absorption of calories and nutrients during food digestion.