Weight loss surgery can not only help you achieve a slimmer body and heightened self confidence, but also may save your life. By helping you to lose significant amounts of weight and control your diet, bariatric procedures help resolve serious diseases and medical conditions associated with morbid obesity.  Barnes Bariatric conducts comprehensive weight loss programs including pre-operative counseling and assessment, weight loss surgeries, and post-operative reviews and support to ensure patients achieve successful results.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures to combat morbid obesity. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher (typically those who are 80-100 pounds over the average body weight to height ratio) have lost weight and kept it off after undergoing this procedure. Benefits of gastric bypass weight loss surgery include:

  • Loss of 75 percent or more excess body weight on average
  • Resolution of medical problems such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and improvement or resolution of many other health conditions.
  • Less stress to the lower back and joints
  • Ability to find and wear better-fitting clothes
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Overall healthier lifestyle

Another benefit of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is that the procedure is performed laparoscopically. The laparoscopic technique allows  for smaller incisions in the abdomen, leading to less visible scarring, and considerably shortens the recovery time compared with traditional surgical techniques.

Benefits of LAP-BAND® Surgery

During surgery with the LAP-BAND® System, a small stomach pouch is created by attaching a band around the upper portion of the stomach, making it possible to adjust the size of the stomach pouch. The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band can be tightened or released to allow for more, or less, food intake at one time. Other benefits of the procedure are listed below.

  • Patients can lose up to two pounds a week the first year after surgery and adjustments to the band.
  • Laparoscopic surgical technique allows for minimal visible scarring and reduced recovery time.
  • Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the intestines are not re-routed.
  • No permanent changes are made to the digestive system, so the procedure is reversible.
  • Significant weight loss and less risk of severe health conditions associated with obesity.
  • Enhanced self-confidence.

LAP-BAND® System surgery is one of the most innovative weight loss surgery procedures performed today. Dr. Gregory Barnes will explain all aspects of surgery with the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band, including any potential risks and what to expect during the recovery process, at your initial consultation.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a significant portion of the stomach to curb the appetite and promote significantly less food intake. Gastric sleeve surgery is beneficial because it:

  • Allows for significant weight loss, making the patient less apt to develop serious diseases and conditions.
  • Laparoscopic surgical technique allows for minimal visible scarring and reduced recovery time.
  • Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the intestines are not re-routed.
  • Gives the patient a feeling of fullness after eating much smaller portions.
  • Enhanced self-confidence.

Benefits of Revision Surgery

Revision weight loss surgery for procedures such as LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, or other surgical weight loss treatments can address a variety of problems, complications, or adjustments that may present after the initial operation. These include:

  • Staple-line failure
  • Intractable ulcers
  • Infection
  • Erosion or movement of the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band

Additional, revision surgery can also help patients who are dissatisfied with the weight they are losing after the initial surgery.

The Barnes Bariatric team will closely monitor your progress after Bariatric regular check-ups and follow-up care.