Which operation is right for me?
Weight-loss surgery is a big decision. That is why we have a team of experts to help you on your journey to health improvement. Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Bariatric Care offers the following weight-loss surgeries and support:
- Laparoscopic Gastric Band
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Revisions
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Band Adjustments
How do you decide which procedure is right for you?
There is no research available that suggests one operation is better suited for a patient based on personality type, eating patterns, or current weight. The recommendation of Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Bariatric Care is that patients become well informed on the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure and decide which one is the best option for them. The most critical factor in your success is commitment to eating healthy, exercising, attending support group sessions, and keeping follow-up appointments.
Laparoscopic Gastric Band
The gastric band is the safest operation currently available for weight loss. It does not involve dividing the stomach or small intestine. There is no malabsorption component so vitamin deficiencies are uncommon. Weight loss with the gastric band occurs at a slower pace and on average weight loss is less than with the gastric bypass. Adjustable band patients must continue to have the band adjusted in order to achieve success. Read more...
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
The gastric bypass results in higher weight loss as well as better resolution of obesity related medical problems. It does, however, involve dividing the stomach and small intestine which increases the complication rate. The malabsorption component of the operation can lead to vitamin deficiencies and requires long term monitoring. Read more...
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Revisions
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy is the newest approach to weight loss surgery. It involves removal of about 85 percent of the stomach. It carries a complication risk a little higher than gastric bypass. The weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy is not as great as with gastric bypass, but much higher than gastric band. It is the only weight-loss operation offered at Mosaic Life Care that is not reversible, and it can make heartburn symptoms worse.
Gastric Band Adjustments
Our team is available to answer any questions you may have.