For many individuals, the path to weight loss can be an arduous and often frustrating endeavor. While diet and exercise are cornerstones of healthy living, they may not always be sufficient to achieve significant and sustainable weight loss, particularly for those grappling with obesity. Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, offers a viable treatment option for those facing the challenges of obesity.
Capital Surgeons Group is dedicated to providing comprehensive bariatric surgery services to patients struggling with obesity. Our team of experienced surgeons is committed to delivering compassionate care and the highest quality of treatment options for all types of weight loss surgery. We understand that each patient’s journey is unique, and we tailor our approach to address individual needs and preferences.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, encompasses a group of procedures designed to help individuals struggling with obesity achieve significant weight loss. These surgeries aim to modify the digestive system to either restrict the amount of food that can be consumed or alter the absorption of nutrients, leading to a reduction in calorie intake and a decrease in weight.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Several types of bariatric surgery are available, each with its own unique approach and outcomes:
Gastric bypass surgery: This procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch and diverting the small intestine to bypass a portion of the digestive tract. This results in reduced food intake and diminished calorie absorption.
Sleeve gastrectomy: This procedure involves removing a significant portion of the stomach, creating a sleeve-shaped pouch. This reduces the amount of food that can be consumed and limits the production of hunger hormones.
Adjustable gastric banding removal: This procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch that restricts food intake. The band can be tightened or loosened over time to adjust the level of restriction.
Duodenal switch surgery: This procedure combines both restriction and malabsorption mechanisms to achieve weight loss. It involves creating a gastric sleeve and reconnecting the small intestine in a way that reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients.
Bariatric revision surgery: These procedures are for individuals who have previously undergone bariatric surgery and require additional intervention to address complications or weight regain.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery offers a multitude of benefits for individuals struggling with the complexities of obesity, empowering them to achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life including:
Significant weight loss: Bariatric surgery effectively tackles the root cause of obesity, enabling patients to shed significant weight, often leading to a dramatic improvement in their overall health and well-being.
Improved health: Beyond weight loss, bariatric surgery has a profound impact on overall health. It can significantly improve or even resolve many obesity-related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint pain.
Improved quality of life: The benefits of bariatric surgery extend far beyond physical health, positively impacting individuals’ quality of life. Patients often report increased energy levels, enhanced mobility, improved self-esteem, and a newfound sense of well-being.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure involving removing a portion of the stomach and creating a smaller one. This limits the amount of food that can be consumed and decreases appetite, resulting in weight loss.
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons offers sleeve gastrectomy as a treatment option for patients struggling with obesity. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality treatment options for sleeve gastrectomy and other types of weight loss surgery. Learn More…
Gastric bypass surgery is a surgical weight loss procedure that involves creating a small stomach pouch and reconnecting the small intestine to this pouch. This limits the amount of food that can be consumed and alters the digestive process, leading to weight loss.
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons offers gastric bypass surgery as a treatment option for patients struggling with obesity. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality of treatment options for gastric bypass surgery and other types of weight loss surgery. Learn More…
Duodenal Switch surgery, also known as Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS), or Single Anastomosis Duodenal Ileostomy (SADI), is an effective bariatric surgery that combines restriction and malabsorption to promote weight loss.
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons offers duodenal switch surgery as a treatment option for patients struggling with obesity. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality of treatment options for duodenal switch surgery and other types of weight loss surgery. Learn More…
Gastric Band Removal Surgery Gastric banding, also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, is a type of bariatric surgery that involves placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, leading to weight loss. However, gastric banding can result in complications such as band slippage, erosion, and infection, which may require removal of the band.
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons offers offers gastric band removal and bariatric revision surgery as treatment options for patients struggling with complications or inadequate weight loss. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality of treatment options for gastric band removal, bariatric revision surgery, and other types of weight loss surgery. Learn More…
What to Expect Before, During, and After Bariatric Surgery
Before the surgery, patients will undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine if they are a suitable candidate for bariatric surgery. Patients will also need to make certain lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, improving their diet, and increasing physical activity. Our dietician will provide valuable and easy to understand education about life after bariatric surgery, as well as preoperative diet and postoperative diet progression.
During the surgery, patients will receive general anesthesia, and the surgeon will perform the procedure through small incisions in the abdomen.
After the surgery, patients will need to follow a steady diet and exercise plan to achieve the best possible results. It is also important to attend follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor progress and ensure proper healing.
Patients for Life
At Capital Surgeons Group, we recognize the importance of long-term follow-up care for the continued success of weight loss surgery patients. That’s why we consider all our weight loss surgery patients to be “patients for life.”
We are committed to providing ongoing support and care to our patients, both locally and over the long term. This includes addressing any issues that may arise after surgery and monitoring your overall health in the years to come. You will see your surgeon before surgery, and they will personally monitor your health after surgery.
Our “patients for life” philosophy ensures that you receive the ongoing care and support you need to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals, and to optimize your overall health and well-being.
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If you are struggling with obesity and are interested in learning more about sleeve gastrectomy, contact us today today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. We are here to help you on your weight loss journey and improve your overall health and well-being.