Surgical Weight Loss: Benefits and Procedures
Obesity is a serious health condition that can often be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. In many cases, weight loss surgery can be an excellent treatment for men and women struggling to lose weight and regain control of their health. According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, surgical weight loss can help to resolve a wide variety of the serious, chronic health conditions associated with morbid obesity, including diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, depression, and much more.
At MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas, our bariatric surgery specialists offer the full range of laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures to help our patients lose weight with the shortest recovery time possible.
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This procedure is effective in promoting weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold and inhibiting the absorption of fats and other nutrients. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, a patient feels full quickly, even with small meals. The ability of the small intestine to absorb nutrients is inhibited though rerouting the digestive tract to bypass a small amount of the intestines, thereby reducing the amount of calories taken in with each meal.
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
Like the Roux-en-Y procedure, the adjustable gastric band promotes weight loss through restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold. Instead of surgically altering the stomach, however, a silicone band is placed around the top portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch above and leaving the larger portion below.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy procedure increases feelings of fullness and satiety and decreases appetite by removing about two-thirds of the stomach, forming it into a tube-like structure or “sleeve.” This procedure can promote weight loss without bypassing the intestines and altering the absorptive capability of the gastrointestinal tract.
With the amount of American men and women suffering from obesity on the rise, MountainView Hospital is dedicated to providing that care and support to those in need through advanced surgical weight loss procedures, and is also the only hospital in Nevada to offer Robotic Bariatric Surgery. If you are interested in finding an expert bariatric surgery specialist in the Las Vegas area, contact the MountainView Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (702) 233-5300 today. You can also find out more about our weight loss center by checking out our online brochure.