Bariatric Surgery Adjustable Gastric Band The adjustable gastric band is a less invasive procedure than the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. In this procedure, the surgeon places an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach. The band is connected to a port under the skin, which the doctor can adjust to tighten or […]

Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass The sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is another common bariatric surgery procedure. In this procedure, the surgeon removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a narrow tube or “sleeve” of stomach. The new shape of the stomach limits the amount of food you can consume, which makes you feel full […]

Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass The gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is one of the most common and effective bariatric surgery procedures. It consists of two parts: in the first, the surgeon divides the stomach into a small and a large section. The small section of the stomach, called the “pouch,” is closed […]