According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately
one-third of all adults in the United States are considered obese. Individuals
who are considered morbidly obese have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or
higher or those who have a BMI of 35 coupled with obesity-related health
conditions. If you’re struggling to lose weight on your own, then
it may be time to consider bariatric weight loss surgery.
Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Riverside Community Hospital offers three innovative procedures to
achieve surgical weight loss, including:
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
During this procedure, the stomach’s capacity is limited by placing
an inflatable band around the upper portion of the stomach, ultimately
decreasing its capacity and increasing the feeling of fullness. This band
can be adjusted as needed to achieve optimal weight loss. Most procedures
are done on an outpatient basis and can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.
Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
This procedure is used to reduce the size of a patient’s stomach
by stapling and separating the upper portion. Part of the intestine is
also bypassed to inhibit food absorption and aid in rapid weight loss.
Most patients are required to stay in the hospital for 1-2 nights following
this 90 minute procedure.
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
This restrictive procedure is designed to create a sleeve-shaped stomach
pouch by removing a remnant of the stomach and stapling the remaining
tissue so that it only has a 1-4 ounce capacity. Generally completed in
an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, this procedure typically requires the
patient to remain in the hospital overnight.
If you’re searching for the best minimally invasive surgery procedures
to help you lose weight, then look no further than the Center for Surgical
Weight Loss at
Riverside Community Hospital.
Calculate your BMI and find out more about our services by visiting our website, or set up
a consultation by calling (951) 788-3000.