New Life Center
Weight Loss Surgery Clinic
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Gastric bypass is one of the procedures with the best results to treat obesity in the long term. This procedure is an anatomical modification of the digestive system.
Doctors call the sleeve a restrictive procedure because it causes the patient to eat less than he used to. The gastric sleeve consists of cutting 80% of the stomach.