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.
The 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.