Bariatric surgery, and the support you get after it, can treat morbid obesity and the conditions that often result from it, such as Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. Located in Valhalla, Carmel, and Poughkeepsie, New York, Advanced Surgeons provides many of the most advanced and effective bariatric surgeries, including some that use minimally invasive techniques. To schedule your consultation, call the nearest office or book online today.
Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery that helps you lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. It’s never an initial option for obesity treatment, but it can help you if, after trying all other options, you are not experiencing any results.
It can also help control or even resolve many health conditions related to obesity, like heart disease and high blood pressure.
There are many bariatric surgery techniques, and they fit into these two categories:
Malabsorptive bariatric surgery helps you lose weight by reducing the number of calories and nutrients you can absorb from the food you eat. It usually works by helping your food pass the portions of your stomach and small intestine responsible for absorption.
Restrictive bariatric surgeries work by restricting the amount of food you can fit into your stomach. Your surgeon greatly reduces your stomach size during restrictive bariatric surgery.
Advanced Surgeons perform bariatric surgery using various highly advanced techniques. After careful evaluation and numerous tests, your provider can recommend a surgery that helps you lose weight effectively and manage weight-related conditions.
The bariatric surgery options include:
Many of these options for bariatric surgery are available as laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery, which uses small incisions for less postoperative pain, less scarring, and a shorter overall recovery time.
If you previously had weight loss surgery, and it wasn’t effective, Advanced Surgeons offers several types of bariatric revision surgery to get you back on track.
Before considering bariatric surgery, the team encourages you to try losing weight using non-surgical methods. Your doctor can work with you to build a medical weight loss program that includes nutrition services, lifestyle changes, and, possibly, some weight loss medications.
You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a body mass index (BMI) of over 35, which is calculated using your height and weight.
They also do a special test in the office using a state-of-the-art body composition analyzer, which tells if your weight is attributed to fat or muscle. You may be a bariatric surgery candidate if you have a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related medical conditions.
To explore options for bariatric surgery and find out if you’re a good candidate, call Advanced Surgeons or book an appointment online at the nearest office today.