Roux-En-Y gastric bypass
Gastric bypass surgery is a major procedure that changes the size of the stomach so that patients must limit the amount of food they eat. Surgery can last two to four hours and will forever alter the way a person eats and digests food. As a result, this procedure is not for everyone and is usually considered after all other weight loss options have been tried without success. However, for those who are eligible, bariatric surgery can help them lose and maintain a healthy body weight for a lifetime and Gastric Bypass surgery cures Diabetes Type 2 in >90% of diabetic patients.
A small pouch that acts as the stomach, significantly reducing the amount of food a person can eat. In addition, the small intestine is realigned so that food moves faster through the digestive system. This helps reduce the number of calories the body absorbs.
The first 18 months after surgery are the most critical to your long-term success. We monitor your progress at the 1-week, 3-week and 6-week mark. Comprehensive evaluations are also provided three, six, nine, 12 and 18 months after surgery. After that, individuals meet with the surgeon annually for a lifetime.
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Adjustable gastric band
During adjustable gastric band surgery, a silicone band is placed around the stomach to restrict food intake. The band is adjustable to aid in weight loss and does not surgically alter the stomach. There is no cutting, stapling or intestinal rerouting.
Patients with LapBand will eat a small healthy diet to lose weight slowly.
The LapBand is customized for each patient. Adjusts are a part of your routine followup with your surgeon and required for continued weight loss.
A Long narrow vertical pouch (about 2-3 oz) is created by stapling off and removing 85% of the stomach. This procedure is a purely restrictive one. Sleeve Gastrectomy significantly restricts the volume of food that can be eaten. There is no rerouting of the intestines thus the gastric sleeve surgery produces no malabsorption of nutrients or dumping
The Weight Management Center is located at the Lee Campus of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, on the second floor, in Room S272d. For more information about bariatric surgery or our other weight loss programs, please contact us at (814) 534-6470.