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Types of Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery

Good Samaritan’s team of expert bariatric surgeons offers three options for bariatric surgery, including   the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric banding procedures. All have been shown to lead to dramatic and sustained weight loss.

The gastric sleeve involves removing a portion of the stomach to reduce its volume, thereby reducing the amount of food that may be consumed.

The gastric bypass, sometimes called Roux-en-Y procedure, involves the sealing off of most of the stomach to reduce and control the amount of food that may be consumed. At the same time, the small intestine is re-routed to reduce the calories the body can absorb.

The gastric banding procedure involves a band made of special material placed around the stomach near its upper end. The band is inflated with saline to create a small pouch and narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach.

Potential weight loss surgery candidates are morbidly obese people who are surgery candidates are those who are 100 pounds or more overweight and are determined (to safequard their future and eradicate their struggle with this lifelong, life-threatening weight problem.