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Weight Loss Procedure Options at St. Joseph Hospital

Gastric Banding

  • The adjustable band wraps around part of the stomach, creating a small pouch that limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. The degree of band tightness limits the amount of food you can eat, causing you to feel full sooner and stay full longer. Food continues to pass normally through the digestive tract, allowing nutrients to be fully absorbed by the body.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • A smaller stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach and leaving a thin vertical sleeve about the size of a banana. The smaller stomach pouch limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer. Food continues to pass normally through the digestive tract, allowing nutrients to be fully absorbed by the body.

Gastric Bypass

  • A smaller stomach pouch is created and attached directly to a portion of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a large portion of the small intestine. The smaller stomach pouch limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer. By bypassing a portion of the small intestine, fewer calories are absorbed by the body.

Revision Bariatric Surgery

  • There are many reasons patients may desire a revision bariatric surgery. Some bariatric surgery procedures may have offered inadequate weight loss due to failure of an implanted devise, a stomach pouch or stoma that has become too large, or perhaps a single procedure did not offer the desired weight loss results. When the weight loss has not been optimized, the first step is a consultation with one of the bariatric surgeons. Diagnostic procedures can assist the surgeon in determining where the weight loss failure has occurred. The surgeon can then direct the patient to options that may lead to the weight loss and resolution of co-morbid diseases that are desired. All bariatric surgery procedures are considered "tools" that work best when lifestyle change, exercise, modification of diet and behavior are utilized by the patient. St. Joseph Hospital offers many classes, dietary instruction, support groups, and behavior modification to help patients reach their weight loss goals.