Whether to have bariatric – or weight loss – surgery is a serious and life-changing decision. It is a personal decision that needs to be carefully and well thought out. The choice of which procedure to undergo requires careful consideration by you and your surgeon regarding the benefits of the surgery as well as the risks of complications. You also need to understand what you can expect after surgery, and be willing to change your lifestyle permanently. Our surgeons will work closely with you to determine which procedure is right for you
Types of Bariatric Surgery
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery describes the types of weight loss surgery this way:
- Restrictive procedures are designed to limit the amount of food a person can eat before becoming full.
- Malabsorptive procedures alter digestion and produce an inability to absorb all the calories and nutrients that are ingested.
- Combination procedures are both restrictive and malabsorptive.
At St. Luke’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinic, we offer several weight loss surgical procedures:
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (combination)
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (restrictive)
- Duodenal Switch (combination)
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (restrictive)