Weight loss surgery is not a one-size-fits-all solution to obesity. While most patients who are obese and have obesity related diseases will qualify for a bariatric procedure, choosing which procedure is right for them is very important. This decision is best made after a consultation with their primary physician and bariatric surgeon.
To learn more about each of the bariatric surgical procedures offered today, please click on the links below:
- Gastric Sleeve / Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Banding including Lap-Band
- Gastric Bypass
- Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery procedures are primarily meant to improve or eliminate the diseases associated with morbid obesity and very welcomed secondary effects are weight loss, increased confidence as well as aesthetic benefits. Bariatric surgery also comes with some risk and those risks should be evaluated and understood fully.
No matter which weight loss procedure a patient chooses, it is important that they choose their surgical team very carefully. The surgeon’s experience, the surgical facilities at which they perform and the team that supports them is critical to long-term success. Patients should also remember that no matter which procedure they undergo, they will ultimately be responsible for their long-term success. Weight loss and disease resolution does not end right after surgery. Rather, that is just the beginning of a journey that requires the patient to change their life and lifestyle forever.