At TreVita, we offer state-of-the-art bariatric surgery through our network of surgical facilities and surgeons. These procedures are designed to help you return to a healthy weight and reduce your risk of developing secondary health issues.
All of our facilities offer a variety of procedures. Which procedure you choose will be a combination of what you want and what your surgeon recommends. As with all surgeries, you will need to be evaluated by our partner physicians to assess your current health. They will determine the best procedure for your particular circumstances. Once you’ve been cleared for surgery, the surgical team will help you prepare for one of these procedures.
To start, the Sleeve Gastrectomy, or Gastric Sleeve surgery, is a restrictive procedure performed on the stomach. This procedure consists of making the stomach into a long tube, or “sleeve”, by removing two-thirds of the stomach. This supplies for quicker and a more prolonged satiety (sense of fullness) and decreased appetite. The smaller stomach pouch restricts food intake by allowing only a limited of food to be eaten at one time. This procedure is designed to help you by eliminating your desire to eat as much or as often.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a simpler procedure to perform than gastric bypass, resulting in lower complications and faster recovery times. Another benefit of this surgery is that your stomach will continue to function normally. As a result, you can still eat most of your favorite foods with no worries about suffering from dumping syndrome.
Secondly, the Gastric Bypass (aka Roux-en-Y) is one of the most popular bariatric surgeries. In a Gastric Bypass, a small pouch is segmented off from the remaining stomach tissue. This creates a new stomach roughly the size of a golf ball and no larger than a tennis ball. The middle section of the small intestines is then rerouted to the newly created pouch, bypassing the stomach and duodenum. Decreasing the size of the stomach and bypassing a portion of intestines reduces the amount of food that can be consumed. This leaves you with a feeling of fullness (satiety). It also shortens the time it takes for food to pass through the body and limits the absorption of bad nutrients. (ex: saturated fats)
This type of bypass operation has proven to be an effective, consistent way of losing weight and keeping it off.
Thirdly, the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery (MGB) is very similar to the traditional RNY bypass. The difference is that only one connection is made to the small intestine (instead of 2). The Mini Gastric Bypass creates a narrow tube-like pouch that holds approximately 1-2 ounces. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The small intestine is then attached or looped to the new pouch approximately 6-7 feet from its starting point. This bypasses the part of the intestines that allows for less nutrients, calories, and fats to be absorbed by the body, causing weight loss.
Lastly, for a large number of our patients, their initial bariatric surgery produces lasting outcomes. They also receive beneficial lifestyle changes they are seeking. However, for some weight-loss revision or conversion surgeries may be required to fully meet their goals. Revision Surgery is achievable whether you have the Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Mini Bypass, or a Duodenal Switch.
Our team of specialized doctors can help identify the reason for complications, determine which procedure is right for you and get you back on track to weight loss. The choice to have one of these revision surgeries should not be taken lightly. We would encourage you to have a consult with one of our surgeons.
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