About Bariatric Surgery Treatments
There are two ways in which weight loss surgery achieves its goals.
One way is shrinking the stomach. It’s known as restrictive because it limits how much food can be taken in. The other type of weight loss surgery is the malabsorptive technique. It has this name because it limits and hinders the amount of calories the body can absorb.
We offer two methods of surgery: Roux-en gastric bypass and a process known as adjustable gastric banding. The Roux-en- gastric procedure merges both the restrictive and the malabsorptive procedures. The adjustable gastric banding process (LAP-BAND) limits how much food can be consumed.
No method of surgery, neither gastric banding nor gastric bypass, is guaranteed, and your results with weight loss surgery can vary. Your dedication to making it work (including a new diet and way of life) will ultimately determine the success of any procedure.