360 Bariatrics provides a variety of bariatric surgery using minimally invasive options, each having their own sets of benefits. These include the Adjustable Gastric Band, The Sleeve and Gastric Bypass.
Minimally Invasive or laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need for a large incision. Instead, five to seven small incisions are created, a camera and instruments are introduced into the abdominal cavity and the procedure is performed.
Some advantages of the Minimally Invasive approach include:
- Less pain which leads to decrease requirement of pain medication and earlier return of bowel function.
- Earlier mobility whereby patients are able to walk around the day of surgery which decreases the risk of clots in the lower body and a collapse of parts of the lungs that can lead to lung infections.
Adjustable Gastric Band
The Adjustable Gastric Band known often as a Lap Band® or Realize Band® was designed and developed with your safety and comfort in mind. The band is a strong, flexible silicone structure made entirely of bio-compatible materials. The Adjustable Gastric Band is a purely restrictive procedure which does not involve cutting or stapling the stomach. It limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time.
The Gastric Bypass is a restrictive procedure that restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. It is one of the most frequently performed weight loss procedures in the United States.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is removed and the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.