Procedures

There are four surgical weight loss options available at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

Our physicians are specially trained to perform these procedures: laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band (Lap-Band), single incision laparoscopic gastric band (Lap-Band) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

One of the most popular and successful surgical approaches is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. This procedure involves a modification of the stomach so that only a small amount of food can be eaten at one time. As gastric bypass implies, food is routed past much of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. Individuals lose weight because they eat less and there is a decrease in the amount of food absorbed. Gastric bypass also can be performed using laparoscopy, which results in less scarring and faster recovery times.

Quick Facts
Average Preoperative Body Mass Index (BMI) 48.9
Average One-Year Weight Loss 76.6 pounds
Average Length of Stay 3 days

Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap-Band)

This procedure uses an adjustable band, which is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch. As a result, patients feel full sooner and consume smaller amounts of food. The band can be adjusted during follow-up visits to optimize weight loss. The operation usually can be performed using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure performed through a small incision in the abdomen.

Quick Facts
Average Preoperative Body Mass Index (BMI) 47.9
Average One-Year Weight Loss 56 pounds
Average Length of Stay 1.4 days

Single Incision Laparascopic (Gastric Band)

With the single incision surgery, there is one scar, one to two inches in length, rather than a total of six cuts on the abdomen. Using a single incision for Lap-Band improves patient outcomes with less pain, a shorter recovery time and lower chance of hernias and infection because of fewer cuts.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this surgical procedure, the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together, often with surgical staples, to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach.

Quick Facts
Average Preoperative Body Mass Index (BMI) 50
Average One-Year Weight Loss 50% excess weight
Average Length of Stay 1 day
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