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At The Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, we specialize in a variety of bariatric surgeries. Read about them below to see which one is best for you. Or come in and talk to one of our bariatric experts.
Known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, it’s the most frequently performed weight loss procedure in the U.S. Patients who choose to have gastric bypass weight loss surgery will typically lose 50 to 75 percent of their excess body weight within the first year after surgery. They will also experience decreased or complete remission of health disorders resulting from extreme weight.
Originally designed as the first step in a larger procedure for qualified patients, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is now offered as a standalone surgery. It’s for patients in the average BMI category acceptable for treatment (age 35–40 with illness associated with morbid obesity or BMI greater than 40). Patients who choose to have sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery will typically lose 33 to 83 percent of their excess body within three years of surgery, although individual weight loss experience will vary. Additionally, they experience decreased or complete remission of health disorders resulting from morbid obesity.
The relatively new laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is considered the most effective surgical weight loss approach available today. It’s also the most effective treatment for metabolic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia associated with morbid obesity. The procedure has both restrictive and malabsorptive components. Very few centers in the world offer this procedure, especially with a laparoscopic approach. The benefits of BPD with DS for weight loss include increased amount of food intake compared to the bypass, with the greatest weight loss, and less food intolerance.