Type of Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery procedures attack the problem of obesity by rearranging the fundamental structure of the digestive system. From gastric bypass procedures to the LAP-BAND system, weight loss surgery uses techniques such as restricting the stomach to induce feelings of fullness more quickly or rerouting the path of digestion so that less of the calories eaten are absorbed.
Weight Loss Surgery Subguides
There are many types of gastric bypass options available, including Roux en-Y and "mini" gastric bypasses. All involve stapling off a portion of the stomach to limit food intake, and then rerouting the path of digestion. The end goal is always for the patient to eat less and feel fuller.
The innovative and minimally invasive lap-band procedure involves the insertion of a laparoscopic gastric band around the patient's stomach. This adjustable accessory not only shrinks the stomach, but it is fully adjustable by the surgeon to meet each individual patient's needs.
Lap-Band surgery is a life-changing procedure. The positive outcomes you’ve heard about—the weight loss, the lifestyle improvements, the health benefits. Yet no major surgery comes without risks......
Lap-Band Surgery is a revolutionary new procedure for those struggling to combat dangerous weight problems. Like a gastric bypass, it also reduces the size of the stomach so that the patient feels......
A gastric bypass procedure can have enormous benefits on your future health for decades to come, so it is no surprise that potential patients approach the surgery with a mixture of great excitement......
>Because surgeons are not required to register with any medical agency, there is no precise number. However, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery reports current 2006 membership at 1500.
From: National Association for Weight Loss Surgery
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