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Bariatric Surgery Options

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery  describes three approaches that weight loss surgery takes to achieve change: 

  • Restrictive procedures that decrease food intake such as the lap band or the sleeve gastrectomy. 
  • Malabsorptive procedures that alter digestion, thus causing the food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed so that it is eliminated in the stool. These procedures are not being used as a single operation and are combined with a restrictive operation for better results and less complications. 
  • Combined procedures that use both approaches to achieve weight loss such as the gastric bypass.

Combined Restrictive & Malabsorptive Procedure – Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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For more information, please call 574-523-3264 or toll free at 855-874-3BMI (3264).


FREE Bariatric Informational Seminars

Bariatric Surgeons Eric Knapp, DO and Luis A. Benavente, MD provide in-depth presentations on the latest weight-loss surgical techniques, including a review of the potential benefits and risks. A general discussion period will follow.

For more information, please call 574-523-3264 or toll free at 855-874-3BMI (3264).