The most common operative procedure we perform for weight loss is Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. This is currently considered to be the "gold standard" weight loss surgical procedure.
It results in weight loss mostly by reducing the size of your stomach so you cannot eat as much, and partly by bypassing some of your small intestines so you absorb less fatty foods. This operation is the most common nationwide and is accepted by obesity surgeons and the major obesity physician societies as being effective in weight reduction and maintenance of weight loss.
We prefer performing the surgery using laparoscopic techniques, avoiding a large incision in your abdomen. However, an abdominal incision is sometimes necessary based on your weight, body shape, and previous surgery.
Expected Weight Loss
Most patients lose between 80 and 140 pounds. The exact amount of weight you lose will depend on your compliance with the dietary instructions and commitment to exercise. Most of the weight is lost during the first eight months.
You will need to watch your diet very carefully after your weight stabilizes as failure to continue to restrict your intake can result in some weight regain.
Physicians offering this service include: