Bariatric Surgery involves surgical treatment of the morbidly obese patient. Obesity is a serious problem that can contribute to medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arthritis, restrictive lung disease, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression, and infertility.
There are two main surgical options for the obese patient. The first is the adjustable gastric band. This procedure is commonly performed laparoscopicaly through small incisions.
The second surgical procedure is referred to as the Roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery. This is also commonly performed laparoscopically unless mitigating circumstances (i.e. previous surgeries, scar tissue, or abnormal anatomy) require an open, traditional incision.
The procedure involves dividing the stomach so that food travels into a small pouch of remnant stomach. A limb of small intestine is then connected to this pouch in order to bypass the main calorie absorption section of the bowel. The small pouch leads to a sensation of feeling full faster and the bypass leads to less calorie absorption; both contributing to weight loss.
SurgOne P.C. physicians trained in bariatric surgery, skillfully carry out these surgical procedures, as well as other surgical options. These surgeons are trained also in the thorough evaluation of appropriate candidates, which entails nutrition management, mental health assessment, and evaluation of comorbid medical issues. As such, all bariatric surgeons in SurgOne P.C., have been designated with Bariatric Centers of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.