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Before you undergo a bariatric procedure, St. Rose Dominican works with a bariatric team that performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. Candidates for bariatric surgery usually:
Once you have completed the evaluation, your surgeon will talk to you about the different types of bariatric procedures and the risks and benefits of each one. Find a St. Rose Bariatric doctor.
At St. Rose Dominican, we know that having bariatric surgery is not a decision you are making lightly. We want to provide all of the information and education you need to make the right choice for your long-term health. That's why our bariatric surgery patients undergo an education program with their physician prior to their procedure. During this period, you can expect:
This time also allows you to meet any necessary insurance requirements.
St. Rose Dominican's bariatric team performs three types of weight-loss surgery, and we take a personalized approach to your health care. Our team will make the careful decision regarding which approach will provide you with the best result. We encourage you to be an active member of your health care team and participate in the decision-making process.
Bariatric procedures we perform include:
During normal digestion, food passes through your stomach and enters the small intestine where your body absorbs the nutrients and calories before the food continues along the digestive system. We usually perform this procedure laparoscopically, but your doctor may decide to perform it as a traditional open procedure.
During a Roux-en-Y surgery, your surgeon:
This surgery accomplishes two goals:
This type of surgery is a "restrictive" surgery. The goal is to reduce your stomach size, causing you to eat less and lose weight.
During this surgery, we will:
This surgery allows us to tighten or loosen the band, reducing side effects and improving weight loss. This procedure is reversible.
This surgery is restrictive, like the adjustable band surgery. Your smaller stomach will fill up more quickly, causing you to eat less and lose weight. However, unlike adjustable gastric band, it is not reversible.
During vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a laparoscopic procedure, we will:
It is important to make lifestyle changes to accommodate your new stomach. Our team provides the full spectrum of care for our weight loss patients. We continue to work with you after your surgery and as you adjust to your new life.
Lifestyle changes include making sure to:
Find a St. Rose bariatric doctor or call us at 702.616.4900.