Surgical Weight Loss Options

Bariatric Gastric Bypass

Also called a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. This surgery reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. It also reduces the number of calories and nutrients you can absorb from the foods you eat. During bariatric gastric bypass surgery, your bariatric surgeon separates part of the stomach to create a small pouch. The pouch is then attached to a part of your small intestine. This small pouch holds less food, making you feel full faster. As food bypasses the rest of the stomach and upper part of your small intestine, you absorb fewer calories and nutrients.


Gastric Sleeve

This is a type of weight loss surgery that removes up to two-thirds of the stomach. It’s also known as a sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The surgery turns the stomach into a narrow tube that looks like a sleeve. The sleeve holds 8 oz. of food at a time, and you feel full faster. Your stomach will make less of the main hormone responsible for hunger.


Duodenal Switch

This is a less common type of weight loss surgery. In this procedure, your bariatric surgeon removes part of the stomach to create a gastric sleeve, as with the sleeve gastrectomy. The sleeve is then attached to a part of the lower small intestine. The sleeve holds much less food than the normal stomach, and your body absorbs far fewer calories and nutrients from food.


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