Weight Loss Surgery

Surgical Options

 

Weight loss surgery changes the way your digestive system works by closing off parts of the stomach. Making the stomach smaller means that you feel full after eating a small amount of food. Operations that reduce stomach size are known as restrictive operations because they restrict the amount of food the stomach can hold.

Some operations combine restriction with a partial bypass of the small intestine (the intestines are where food and nutrients are absorbed into the body). By creating a detour around part of the intestine, less food is absorbed. Operations that use this mechanism to enhance weight loss are called malabsorptive operations.

Our experienced weight loss surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures.  If you are eligible for weight loss surgery, our staff will work with you to choose the procedure that is best for you.

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