There are four types of weight loss surgery, all performed laparoscopically at Adirondack Medical Center.
You and your surgeon will determine which is right for you:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Duodenal Switch
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (the Lap Band)
Gastric Bypass and the Duodenal Switch reduce the size of the stomach, making you feel full more quickly. The procedures also bypass a segment of the intestine, meaning not all food eaten will be absorbed.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the size of your stomach, but does not bypass the intestine.
The Lap-Band is a less-invasive weight loss surgical procedure that reduces the stomach's capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The procedure does not require surgical reduction of the stomach, stapling or gastrointestinal re-routing to bypass normal digestion.
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