Bariatric Surgery, Houston
Commonly known as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery encompasses a variety of surgical procedures with the goal of achieving meaningful weight loss in a healthy and sustainable fashion. The effectiveness of this weight loss and durability is also linked to a patient’s commitment that lead to healthy nutrition and exercise. We are dedicated to providing a safe and effective surgical treatment for patients that are seeking a surgical option for morbid obesity. These surgical treatment options not only lead to physically feeling/looking better but also to correction of high blood pressure, insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, sleep apnea, and many other medical conditions. These procedures are performed laparoscopically, oftentimes offering the patient a quick recovery and minimal scarring.
Bariatric Surgery Procedures, Houston
The procedures that fall under bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery in combination with sound nutrition and exercise all aim to achieve a significant reduction in the patient’s excess weight.
Our bariatric surgery procedures include:
Sleeve gastrectomy is now the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States. By modifying your stomach into a tube-like structure, the sleeve gastrectomy in combination with diet and exercise can help you reduce considerable amount of excess weight. Learn more about the sleeve gastrectomy to understand if this is right for you.
Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass
By connecting a limb of intestine to a very small stomach pouch, the remaining stomach and first segment of small intestine are bypassed in this procedure. Patients with certain conditions will benefit from this bariatric operation. For further reading, view our page on the Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass.
By combining a sleeve gastrectomy and a long intestinal bypass, the duodenal switch procedure produces profound weight loss results. Although not commonly performed, there are specific situations in which the duodenal switch is indicated for patients. Learn more about the duodenal switch.
There are times in which changes or revisions are required to a previously performed bariatric operation. There are many reasons for this, and one may be anatomic in nature. If this is the case, you may be a candidate for a revisional operation. Please make an appointment to discuss your revision surgery options.
Other restrictive procedures:
Adjustable Gastric Band
This is an implantable medical device used to restrict and reduce food intake. The popularity of the adjustable gastric band, also known as the Lap Band, has decreased in recent years due to mild to moderate long term weight loss results and associated long-term complications. Read more about the gastric lap band.
The gastric balloon is a temporary medical tool that is placed into the stomach and filled with a saline solution to encourage portion control. In place for six months, the balloon carries the potential for complications during both placement and removal. Learn more about using the gastric balloon.