For many people, losing weight is not a simple matter of diet and exercise. Barnes Bariatric can help individuals who want to better their health and appearance but have had little success with traditional weight loss remedies. We offer a variety of surgical procedures and programs that are designed to help patients lose large amounts of weight and keep it off.
Which Procedure Is Right for Me?
Once you have decided that obesity surgery may be your best option for weight loss, your next step is to consult with a qualified bariatric surgeon to come up with a treatment plan that works best for your needs. During the initial consultation at Barnes Bariatric, obesity surgery options will be explained to you in detail. Dr. Barnes will discuss requirements for weight loss surgery candidates, evaluate your situation, and determine which surgical weight loss procedure will be most beneficial to you.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective procedures performed today to combat problems caused by morbid obesity.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective procedures performed today to combat problems caused by morbid obesity. Using a laparoscopic technique, which employs smaller instruments and results in less visible scarring and a quicker recovery time, a small pouch will be created in the upper stomach region that limits the amount of food you eat at one time The pouch is connected to the small intestine.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Barnes will explain the gastric bypass surgery benefits to you and describe how the procedure works. He will also give you details about what you will need to do before Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and after weight loss surgery.
LAP-BAND® System Surgery
Barnes Bariatric offers state-of-the-art LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding as part of his comprehensive weight loss treatment program. The LAP-BAND® System involves the placement of a band around the top of the stomach with an inflatable balloon on the inside that is inflated slowly over several months. With proper adjustment, the patient a feeling of fullness after eating much smaller amounts of food. LAP-BAND® System, allows for the band to be adjusted allowing more or less food intake down the road.
Dr. Gregory Barnes will discuss the entire treatment program, including the steps that will be taken before LAP-BAND® System surgery and what you can expect after LAP-BAND® System surgery has been performed.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is an effective weight loss surgery option with some important differences from the LAP-BAND® System and gastric bypass. In this procedure, a large area of the stomach is surgically removed, reducing the overall size of the stomach to a narrow tube. This ultimately curbs the appetite and limits the intake of food.
Revision surgery is a re-operation of a prior weight loss surgery such as stomach stapling (VBG), lap band, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass due to problematic symptoms or lack of weight loss.