There are three commonly performed procedures that assist patients in their journey toward a healthier life: gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band, and laparoscopic gastric sleeve.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a procedure done through several small incisions. A silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach and can be tightened or loosened by injecting fluid through a port located under the patient’s skin. This encourages patients to eat smaller portions more slowly.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy removes the outer two thirds of the stomach and creates a metabolic change in the patient reducing the hunger hormone ‘ghrelin’ and changing how quickly a patient becomes full. The surgery results in a smaller pouch and change in the hormones that regulate satiety and hunger.
The gastric bypass, or Roux-en Y gastric bypass, is a procedure that creates a smaller pouch from a patient’s stomach and then reroutes the intestines. When the intestines are rerouted the body digests and absorbs food differently. This change in addition to a smaller pouch requiring the patient to eat less and feel fuller, results in weight loss.
Revisions and Conversions of Previous Weight Loss Procedures
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