There are two basic types of surgical weight loss procedures: restrictive procedures such as adjustable gastric banding, which limit the amount of food the stomach can hold and are most appropriate for patients with a target of 50 percent excess body weight loss; and combined restrictive and malabsorption procedures such as traditional Roux-en Y gastric bypass surgery, which is most appropriate for patients who need to lose 70 percent of excess body weight. For more information on the types of procedures offered at Mercy Bariatric Center, please click on the topic links below.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding -- procedure places a restrictive band around the top of the stomach. It limits food intake. The band is adjustable and removable.
Gastric Bypass -- helps weight loss by making a small stomach and bypassing part of the intestines. Food is not absorbed as well as previously and the stomach is smaller.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy -- procedure removes part of the stomach so that a tube is formed. This restricts how much food can be taken in.