Surgical Solutions

BPD-DS

Details:

  • A small, tube-shaped pouch is created to decrease stomach size and hold less food, and the small intestine is divided into two sections and attached to the lower part of the smaller stomach. This allows food to go past most of the small intestine and not mix with digestive enzymes until further down the tract.

Expected Outcomes/Benefits:

  • A pouch is created in the stomach and the small intestine is divided into two parts
  • The lower part then attaches to the smaller stomach, physically changing the upper digestive tract
  • Food goes past most of the small intestine and does not mix with digestive enzymes until later
  • No food restrictions, larger meal allowance, average excess weight loss greater than other surgeries and can resolve/improve Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

Details:

  • In this procedure, a small portion of the stomach is sewn or stapled together to make a small pouch (roughly the size of an egg) to limit food intake
  • It also bypasses part of the intestines to reduce calorie absorption

Expected Outcomes/Benefits:

  • Intestines are rerouted
  • Fewer calories and nutrients absorbed
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and coronary artery disease symptom improvement

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Details:

  • In this procedure, a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed
  • The amount of food patients can eat is limited, helping them feel full sooner

Expected Outcomes/Benefits:

  • Part of the stomach is removed but there is no intestinal rerouting
  • Diminished appetite
  • Fast weight loss
  • Few food intolerances