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DIETICIAN & DOCTOR MEAL MANAGEMENT
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Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery?
When you come in for a consult, our doctors will talk to you about the different types of procedures, what your goals are and, together you will decide on what is the best course of action for your particular situation.
When deciding on a procedure, our doctors will take into account your current health, if you have any underlining conditions (diabetes, sleep apnea, heartburn..) and your desired goal weight.
WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENTS
THE SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY
Sleeve gastrectomy is the surgical middle ground in weight loss operations. It requires no implantation, so you'll have less risk for slippage, erosion and food intolerances when compared to a LAP-BAND® and it has a lower health risks than a full gastric bypass all the while delivering similar results.
Using minimally invasive surgical techniques to all surgeries is our specialty and when applied to a sleeve gastrectomy helps patients recover about a week faster that the full gastric bypass making the turnaround about 2 weeks long.
Sleeve gastrectomy removes a portion of the stomach, leaving behind a small "sleeve" (roughly the size of a banana) to digest food. The procedure cleverly removes part of the stomach that produces a hormone for hunger and with less of this hormone in your body, you may also not feel hungry as often.
Since this surgery makes your stomach smaller, you'll want to eat less food and when you eat less, you weight less.
THE GASTRIC BYPASS
Gastric Bypass is one of the most common forms of weight loss surgery in the United States because it results in reliable weight loss with acceptable risks and minimal side effects.
What happens is our surgeons will staple off a large section of the stomach, leaving you with a tiny pouch once the procedure is complete. Now, this small pouch can only hold a few ounces of food, so it results in patients being hungry less often and eating much smaller amounts - causing them to lose weight.
Ideal Gastric Bypass candidates are those that have 100 pounds or more to loose and have tried other weight loss methods without success.
A lifelong commitment to a diet and supplement regimen after the surgery is necessary, including an adequate amount of lean protein, B12, iron and calcium. Patients should avoid sweets and fatty foods after a Gastric Bypass.
Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective long-term weight loss solutions if you've suffered from excess weight and obesity.
Sometimes the results expected are not achieved and complications can develop. No worries!
Our board certified surgeons are experts at detecting the problem and get you back on track and on your path to your ideal weight!