We offer you safe, minimally invasive, weight-loss surgery options—including gastric banding, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery—in a state-of-the-art center staffed by an expert bariatric team.
We perform two types of banding procedures, the LAP-BAND® System and REALIZE® Personalized Banding Solution. Both procedures involve a band being placed around the upper portion of your stomach.
- The band limits your stomach’s capacity and creates a lasting feeling of fullness.
- Banding procedures are considered the least invasive surgical option when it comes to weight-loss surgery. They require no cutting or stapling of any internal organs, and are the only reversible type of weight-loss surgery available today.
- Bands are fully adjustable, allowing your surgeon to adjust the fit of the band to accommodate your changing lifestyle and overall weight-loss goals.
The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of bariatric surgery that limits the amount of food you can eat in one sitting.
- During the procedure, your surgeon will remove approximately 85 percent of your stomach and leave behind a small pouch that resembles a sleeve.
- All gastric sleeve procedures at CarePoint Health are performed as minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which means that your surgeon will make a series of tiny incisions across your stomach instead of one long incision.
- You will experience less pain and faster healing and the ability to go home shortly after surgery and recover comfortably in the privacy of your own home.
- After your surgery, you will need to limit your food intake and portion sizes for the rest of your life, so it’s vital that you understand the importance of eating a diet high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. We will schedule follow-up appointments with you so that we can guide you through these new lifestyle changes.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a malabsorptive and restrictive type of weight-loss surgery.
- Your surgeon will create a new, smaller stomach pouch using a part of your existing stomach.
- The new pouch is usually about the size of an egg, and is directly connected to the middle portion of your small intestine.
- This rerouting, or “bypass,” will prevent food from passing through the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine that generally absorbs all your calories.
- Bypass surgery assists in weight loss by restricting the size of the stomach pouch and preventing excess calories from being absorbed by the small intestine. Weight loss occurs as a result of eating smaller portion sizes and experiencing a lower caloric intake.