Adjustable Gastric Banding
Adjustable gastric banding helps you lose weight by making you feel full sooner. In this laparoscopic procedure, an inflatable silicone band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach, dividing it into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower stomach. The upper pouch can hold only about 2 ounces of food, limiting the amount of food you are able to eat at one time, and as a result, making you feel full sooner and satisfied longer.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure that involves stapling an upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. The surgeon then connects the pouch to a section of the lower intestine, bypassing the majority of the small intestine where calories and nutrients are absorbed. This surgery also causes changes in hormones that also work to promote a feeling of fullness.
Medically Managed Weight Loss Program
The medically managed weight-loss program at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center consists of four elements necessary for successful weight loss: medical oversight, nutritional guidance, behavior counseling, and an exercise program.
Non-Surgical Intragastric Balloon
For patients looking for a less invasive solution, or have as little as 30 pounds to lose, the endoscopic balloon may be an option for you. The intragastric balloon received FDA approval in the United States and has been performed more than 220,000 times worldwide over the last 20 years.
Revision and Conversion Surgery
For a variety of reasons, bariatric weight loss surgery patients may experience the need for revisions, corrections or conversions of their original operation. Your surgeon can evaluate your situation and recommend appropriate treatment.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Patients who don’t want to have a long-term implanted medical device now have another option with the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing approximately 85% of volume of the stomach of the stomach, leaving a slender stomach “sleeve”. This new stomach has a total capacity of just three to five ounces, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only a small amount of food.
“Scarless” Approarch to Surgery
Single incision laparoscopic surgery is an advanced minimally invasive surgical technique in which the surgeon operates through a single incision instead of the traditional four or more laparoscopic incisions. The bariatric procedure is performed entirely through the umbilicus (belly button), leaving patients with minimal or no visible scar.