Laparosopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that offers an excellent alternative to both gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding. Sleeve gastrectomy works mainly by reducing stomach volume. During surgery, the stomach is divided vertically and 80 to 85 percent of it is removed. What is left is a long vertical "sleeve" that is shaped like a banana.
There is no intestinal bypass with this procedure, only stomach capacity reduction. The portion of the stomach which is removed produces Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. This reduces, but does not eliminate, a person's appetite.
The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach. This band divides the stomach into two portions: one small and one larger portion. Since the stomach is divided into smaller parts, most patients feel full faster. As the name indicates, the band is adjustable. So if the rate of weight loss is not acceptable, the band can be adjusted. Food digestion happens through normal digestion.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and then constructs a "bypass" for food. The bypass allows food to skip parts of the small intestine. By skipping a large part of the small intestine, the body cannot absorb as many calories or nutrients. The small pouch allows the patient to feel full after a small amount of food.
As a part of Atlantic Shore Surgical Associates, we also perform a wide range of general surgery procedures along with the other surgeons in our group. Some of the common procedures that we perform are:
Minimally Invasive Surgery; Cholecystectomy; Appendectomy; Colectomy; Gastrectomy; Hemorrhoid Surgery; Hernia Repair; Anti-reflux Surgery; Splenectomy; Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery/Neck & Lymph Node Dissection; Melanoma and Skin Cancer Surgery; Breast Lumpectomy/Mastectomy; Porta-cath/PD Catheter Insertion
Contact us at 732-701-4848 for more information about General Surgery.