Laparoscopic or Robotic Gastric bypass (Roux en-Y) is a surgical weight loss procedure for morbid obesity. Small incisions are made on the skin of the abdomen for this procedure, minimizing scarring. The stomach is “bypassed“ and a new, smaller gastric (stomach) pouch is constructed. In addition, the small intestine is reconnected in a new configuration in order to bypass that portion of the stomach. This results in weight loss through restriction of quantity as well as malabsorption of what is consumed. Gastric bypass has been studied and has been shown to be very effective and safe.
Laparoscopic lap band (gastric band) is a procedure done through small incisions in the abdomen. An adjustable silicone band is placed across the top portion of the stomach. This limits the amount of food you can ingest. Over time, the band can be adjusted to change its size. This is done through a port placed under your skin. Bands can be removed surgically if desired.
Laparoscopic or Robotic sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure. Small incisions are made on the skin of the abdomen for this procedure, minimizing scarring. The stomach is reduced to a small percentage of its original size, by cutting off and stapling a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. This surgery is permanent and a portion of the stomach is removed from the body. It is the fastest growing weight loss surgery in the United States and has been proven to be safe and effective for nearly all BMI’s and weights.
Bariatric Revision Surgery is for patients who have had bariatric (weight loss) surgery in the past and have regained weight, or have other issues which may require either switching to a different type of surgery, or re doing the original procedure. This is very patient specific and should be discussed with your surgeon.
Intragastric balloon weight loss. The “Obalon“ balloon system is intended to be used for patients with a BMI of 30-40. No surgery or anesthesia is involved for insertion. Balloons are swallowed in pill form and inflated with gas in the stomach. One balloon is inserted at a time for a total of three balloons. After 6 months all three balloons are removed under light sedation with upper endoscopy (camera). This system has been shown to be effective as a behavior modification and weight loss tool for the appropriate patient population.
Speak with your doctor about our surgical options. Procedures can be performed using laparoscopic (minimally invasive) or robotic surgery.
At New York Surgical Specialists we embrace a total-care approach to treating our patients. Our bariatric team of professionals is dedicated to helping you in every step of your weight loss journey. Our multi-disciplinary staff of professionals offers extensive care by providing:
Pre and post- surgery psychological evaluations
Close physician monitoring
Individualized diet and nutirition counseling
Ongoing education and support groups