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Learn more about the types of bariatric surgery performed at Mercy. Together as a team, we will help you decide which procedure is best for you based on previous history, preference, insurance and lifestyle.
Gastric bypass is a malabsorptive and restrictive procedure. A small stomach pouch is created that reduces the amount of food you can eat. The intestines are re-routed, which causes nutrients not to be absorbed in the usual manner.
A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive surgery in which approximately 75 to 85 percent of your stomach is removed. You lose weight by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and absorbed. No re-routing of your intestines occurs. Your new stomach now holds 3 ounces or less.
A lap adjustable band procedure is a restrictive procedure in which the surgeon places a band around your upper stomach to create a small pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.
Bariatric surgery is often a successful weight loss tool. However, some patients may need to have revisional bariatric surgery due to weight regain, complications, or the need to lose additional weight. If you had a previous bariatric surgery and feel you may be a candidate for revisional surgery, please contact us or attend a free information seminar for more information.