The stomach is cut to a smaller size, and the intestines are rearranged.
A portion of the stomach is removed.
A portion of the stomach is removed, intestines are rearranged, and the gallbladder is removed.
Conversion of previous bariatric surgery procedures to a different type of surgical option.
At Live Healthy MD, we pride ourselves on performing the most challenging and complex procedures in the region as a comprehensive bariatric weight loss surgery program. Our board-certified surgeons perform all weight loss procedures and complex revisions. We strive to provide the support and services needed to help our patients achieve wellness and happiness.
There is no ”one size fits all” when it comes to bariatric surgery. At Live Healthy MD, our surgeons are skilled in performing all weight loss surgery procedures using a minimally invasive approach.
We are committed to creating an individualized and sustainable weight loss treatment plan for all patients.
The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is the oldest and most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedure. It consists of cutting and stapling the stomach to create a smaller pouch while also re-routing the intestines. The gastric bypass weight loss surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a patient can consume, and by creating a malabsorptive effect. We also believe this procedure will recalibrate the body’s metabolic set point. The gastric bypass is a reversible procedure and can be revised to another procedure if needed.
The gastric sleeve surgery, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a popular procedure due to its effectiveness and perceived simplicity. It consists of removing a large portion of the stomach to limit the patient’s food intake, resulting in weight loss. Although the gastric sleeve is a non-reversible procedure, it can be revised to a gastric bypass if needed.
The duodenal switch, also known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or DS for short, is a complicated and less commonly performed procedure. At our practice, we typically recommend the duodenal switch procedure for our heavier patients. The duodenal switch weight loss surgery is a combination of the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Therefore, this procedure is non-reversible.
Bariatric revisions and conversions are necessary from time to time to convert previously performed weight loss procedures to other weight loss procedures. Although this is only necessary in a few percentages of cases, it is important to be associated with a program that has broad experience in dealing with these complex cases. At Live Healthy MD, we are skilled in performing the most complex weight loss surgery revisions in the region.