Types of Bariatric Surgery
Our doctors offer several types of bariatric surgery. There are two main types of surgery. One type is a restrictive surgery that reduces how much food your stomach can hold. This includes adjustable gastric banding and the gastric sleeve procedure. The other type reduces how much fat and calories can be absorbed. The Roux-en-y does this and restricts how much you eat.
You may qualify for this type of weight loss surgery if you have tried other types of weight loss such as exercising and restricting your caloric intake. Our doctors will measure your body mass index (BMI) during your consultation. If you have a BMI of 40 or higher, you may qualify for the Lap-band, gastric sleeve or Roux-en-y weight loss surgery. You may also qualify to have a weight loss surgery performed by our doctors if your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, and you have diabetes, asthma or another condition made worse by obesity.
What to Expect After Your Weight Loss Surgery
After a bariatric surgery, you will start to lose weight right away. This is because your body will be taking in fewer calories than it uses. You will lose about three pounds per week. This rate will gradually slow, but most people who have a weight loss surgery continue losing weight for about two years. You can expect to lose 60 to 80 percent of your excess body weight within two years of your procedure.