Monday, November 18, 2019

Bariatric Procedures


The LAP-BAND® System is a weight loss surgical procedure in which an inflatable band is placed around the upper part of your stomach. This limits your stomach’s capacity and creates a feeling of fullness. As a result, you eat less food and lose weight.
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The REALIZE Band was designed and developed with your safety and comfort in mind. The band is a strong, flexible silicone structure made entirely of biocompatible materials. With the REALIZE Band, weight loss occurs at a natural and healthy rate — ranging from 1 to 2 pounds per week.
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Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during Roux-en-Y bypass and is about the size of a banana.

Sleeve gastrectomy is typically considered as a treatment option for bariatric surgery patients with a BMI of 60 or higher. It is often performed as the first procedure in a two-part treatment. The second part of the treatment can be gastric bypass.
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Bariatric Revision Surgery

Patients who have have started to regain weight after a weight-loss procedure may be eligible for a second, or a revisional, surgery. Although weight-loss surgery is generally very successful, some patients may have complications or may not lose as much weight as they had hoped. Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery, for example, may find that their stomach pouch eventually stretches, or their body may adjust to the changes in the intestinal tract and start to absorb more calories.
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