Our office has been performing bariatric surgery since 2002. Our surgeons are the most experienced in the Tri City area. Upon presentation to our office, you will be screened and prepared for the most beneficial procedure to help with your problem of obesity. Below is a list of the procedures performed by our surgeons.
- Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass. This procedure can be performed both laparoscopic and open. The majority of our patients have had laparoscopic surgery. This procedure is the most favored of all bariatric procedures. The patient can expect to lose 70-80% of their EXCESS weight with this procedure.
- Adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band). This procedure is performed both laparoscopic and open. As with the Roux-en-y, most procedures are done laparoscopic. With the banding, the patient can expect to lose 30-40% of their EXCESS weight.
- Sleeve Gasterectomy. This procedure involves removing the left side of the stomach and is most often performed on patients with a BMI over 60 as part of a two step procedure to help the patient lose enough weight to make the Roux-en-y gastric bypass a surgical option . This procedure is considered experimental by most insurance companies and is usually done on a self pay basis.