The typical bariatric surgery candidate:
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This procedure greatly reduces the size of your stomach, bypassing part of the stomach and portions of the small intestine. This will make you feel full quicker and decrease absorption of food in the intestine.
A silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The stomach is sewn over the band to hold it in place, limiting the amount of food you can eat at one time. You feel full more quickly and eat less. The band also limits the food leaving the small gastric pouch, so you feel full longer.
This reduces the size of your stomach. The stomach will be stapled and divided, forming a gastric tube for the passage of food. The rest of the stomach is removed, and there is no rearrangement of the intestine. This will make you feel full quicker and eat less.
Please note: A physician referral is required for services and treatments. Portions of this program may be covered by your health insurance. Contact your health insurance provider for more information on your coverage.Download our Medical & Surgical Weight Management Referral Form to give to your your physician.