Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix and those who qualify must be dedicated to life-long medical follow-up, daily vitamin supplementation and changes in eating behaviors. Patients should be aware of all major risks and complications and remember that optimal results will only be obtained by following their specific dietary changes. At Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, our bariatric surgical options include:
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach so that patients feel full after eating much less, thereby taking in fewer calories, and losing weight. During surgery, the stomach is stapled and divided vertically, removing about 85 percent of its capacity while retaining the nerves and outlet valve to preserve function. What remains, resembles a very slim banana with an approximate volume of three to five ounces.