For many patients, weight loss surgery may be the best long-term solution. Laparoscopic gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy are the primary surgical procedures performed at the WWC.
The operations are performed laparoscopically, which means smaller scars, faster and safer recovery, and fewer complications.
Patients who are contemplating weight loss surgery must be prepared to make significant changes in eating and lifestyle patterns — changes that will last a lifetime. Weight loss surgery provides the extra help most people with extreme obesity need, but patients need to realize that surgery is merely a "tool." The surgery is part of a comprehensive treatment plan including other components such as regular exercise, healthy food choices and close, ongoing contact with members of the healthcare team.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
During the procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach, or “tube” is created using a stapling device and removing the outer portion of the stomach. The sleeve will hold approximately 2-3 ounces. This procedure results in weight loss up to 50-60% of excess weight.
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
During this operation, the surgeon separates the stomach into two sections with a stapling device. This creates a small working section on top, called the pouch, which is then connected to the small intestines. This pouch will become the new stomach and has the capacity of 1-2 oz of food. This procedure results in weight loss up to 65% of excess weight.
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