Individuals who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for a number of health conditions, including certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. Many people attempt to lose excess weight through diet and exercise, but for some people, this may not be enough. Many individuals turn to one of the many options available through bariatric weight loss surgery .
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) procedure is one form of bariatric weight loss surgery. Performed laparoscopically, this procedure allows the surgeon to create a smaller stomach pouch to restrict food intake and increase the sense of fullness following smaller meals. This is done by rerouting food past the larger part of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Also known as LAGB, the LAP-BAND system refers to an adjustable silicon band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach using laparoscopic surgery. By creating a smaller stomach pouch that only holds small amounts of food, this procedure will make the patient feel fuller more quickly and help promote weight loss. In addition, the gastric band can be adjusted as needed for optimal results.
Another bariatric weight loss option is a sleeve gastrectomy . Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure in which 2/3rds of the stomach is removed, leaving a long sleeve-like tube that restricts food intake. This procedure also allows for decreased appetite and quicker satiety to help patients feel full more quickly.
The Surgical Weight Loss Center at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas provides a number of bariatric weight loss options to help individuals struggling with obesity. Named as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, our facility uses a rigorous survey and evaluation process to assess the level of care provided to each patient. Learn more about our devotion to our patients’ bariatric success by visiting our website or contacting us at (702) 255-5000.