For patients who meet the criteria for bariatric surgery, we offer these surgical options: laparoscopic gastric sleeve and laparoscopic gastric bypass.
To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must meet the following criteria:
If you do qualify for bariatric surgery, you will undergo physical and emotional assessments, including visits with a psychologist and a surgeon, and undergo various tests to make sure you are an appropriate patient for weight loss surgery.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
Also called a sleeve gastrectomy, the laparoscopic gastric sleeve is a restrictive bariatric surgery.
During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. This stomach is larger than the pouch created during gastric bypass. Sleeve gastrectomy patients experience weight loss and resolution of their comorbid conditions that is similar to a gastric bypass.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a minimally invasive bariatric surgical procedure. Surgeons make smaller incisions, so there is less pain, faster recovery time and fewer complications than traditional surgery.
The surgeon sections off a portion of the stomach and re-routes part of the small intestine to empty the new, smaller section of the stomach. Typically, a patient returns home after two days in the hospital.
Watch an informational seminar on bariatric surgery with Greg Mancini, MD, medical director of University Bariatric Center.