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Bariatric Surgery Options

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Although most patients who experience successful results from weight loss surgery enjoy an improvement in obesity-related conditions such as mobility, self-image and self-esteem, these results should not be the overriding motivation for having the procedure. The goal is to live better, healthier and longer.

It is important to remember that there are no guarantees in any kind of medicine or surgery. There can be unexpected outcomes in even the simplest procedures. What can be said, however, is that weight loss surgery will only succeed when the patient makes a lifelong commitment. Ultimately, the decision to have the procedure is entirely up to you. You must decide if the benefits outweigh the side effects and potential complications. Your ultimate success depends on strict adherence to the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.

Surgical Options

Methodist Physicians Clinic offers restrictive and restrictive and metabolic surgical options. Our providers discuss and evaluate both procedures with all patients, and decide based on your personal circumstances. 

Restrictive – Limits the size of the stomach

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically. During this procedure, around 75-80 percent of the stomach is removed, helping patients fell "full" when eating small amounts of food.

Restrictive and Metabolic – Limits the size of the stomach and bypasses part of the small intestine

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the most popular form of bariatric surgery today and can be done both conventionally and through the use of laparoscopy.

Nationally, the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass shows better success, but due to our personalized approach to care and the Weight Management Program, our clinic has equivalent outcomes among the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and the Sleeve Gastrectomy.