Weight-Loss Surgery Options
Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery results in significant, long-term weight loss and helps to prevent, improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery heart disease, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. On average, general life expectancy has been shown to increase by 10 years and reduce the risk of certain cancers, strokes and heart attacks.
Sleeve Gastrectomy: The Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery in the United States. Through minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, two-thirds of the stomach is removed. The new stomach is roughly the size of a banana, capable of holding approximately 150 ml. There is no rerouting of the gastrointestinal tract in this procedure.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is considered the gold standard bariatric procedure and the second most commonly performed bariatric surgery. Through minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, a small stomach pouch is created from the stomach. The new stomach pouch is capable of holding approximately 15 to 30 ml. The small intestine is divided into two sections. The lower section (Roux limb) is connected to the newly created stomach pouch. The upper section of the intestine is connected further downstream on the small intestine.
Revision Bariatric Surgery: These surgeries are for individuals who had bariatric surgeries in the past that need to be revised. This could be due to complications, insufficient weight loss or weight regain.
- Gastric band removal.
- Gastric band removal and conversion to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass.
- Revision of sleeve gastrectomy.
As an accredited MBSAQIP center, our surgeons have the skill and expertise to perform these more complex procedures. Many of our surgeons are fellowship trained meaning they completed extra training and specialize in bariatric surgery.
Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Overlake Medical Center established its robotic surgery program in 2010. Since then, it has become a regional leader in the field and offers robotic-assisted procedures in many specialties including bariatric surgery.
For more information
If you have questions about Overlake Metabolic & Bariatric Services, please fill out our contact form to connect with our certified bariatric nurse manager.