Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric Surgery in Murfreesboro
If non-surgical methods have not helped you lose weight long-term, you may still have another option. Studies by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery have demonstrated that weight-loss surgery, as compared to non-surgical treatments, yields the longest period of sustained weight loss in patients who have failed other therapies. But keep in mind that a positive attitude, self-discipline, and the ability to plan ahead are key to the success of the surgery. Surgery can help you achieve your long-term goal only if you are ready to make a commitment to losing weight and keeping it off.
Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists perform the following weight loss surgeries:
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This highly restrictive and mild malabsorptive operation is the most frequently performed weight loss procedure in the United States. It involves creating a small 1-ounce pouch from the original stomach and thereby limiting food intake. To allow food to pass into the intestine a new connection must be created between intestine and the newly formed small pouch. This connection is created in such a way to limit food absorption aiding in weight loss.
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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy is a new procedure for weight loss that is particularly suited to those patients at highest risk for surgery, either because of their medical co-morbidities or their weight. The procedure involves removing 60% of the stomach, leaving behind a “banana shaped” sleeve of stomach. This portion of stomach restricts the amount of food that a patient can eat and leads to significant weight loss (up to 30-40% of excess weight).
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