If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, you are most likely considering all of your options concerning which procedure is right for you. Each bariatric procedure is performed in its unique manner, resulting in different outcomes. At Nix, we have experienced surgeons and staff ready to assist you in determining which bariatric procedure is best for you.
Am I a candidate for Surgery? Are you wondering if you are eligible for medical weight loss surgery?
Here are the following qualifications:
- Body Mass Index, often referred to as BMI over 40
- BMI greater than 35, as well as an obesity related condition or chronic illness such as Type II Diabetes
- Inability to maintain a healthy body weight, even on a medically supervised diet
Weight Loss Surgeries Available:
Gastric Bypass Surgery
This surgery involves a procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch, and a much lower remnant pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both. After surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. With this procedure, your stomach is reduced by as much as 80%. This results in the stomach taking on the shape of a tube or "sleeve" which holds much less food.
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Bariatric surgery involves the altering of the anatomy of the digestive tract with the intent of weight loss. Metabolic surgery brings attention to the fact that obesity is a systemic disease that affects the entire body.
This popular non-surgical procedure allows a balloon to be placed into the stomach for six months. Nutritional and psychological support is provided with this procedure.
The vBloc procedure involves placement of a neurostimulator leads around the vagus nerves which link the brain and stomach to provide feedback about hunger. Patients generally feel full on smaller portions of food for a longer period of time. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure with minimally invasive techniques. The device can be deactivated or removed at any time.