What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious
obesity-related health problems. The surgical options available at Archbold are sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.

Gastric Bypass

With the roux-en-y gastric bypass the stomach is divided at top with a staple line creating a small pouch. The small intestine is divided about 40 inches from the stomach. The lower end is connected to the pouch to drain the stomach pouch. The remaining stomach with attached intestine is reconnected to the intestine forming the Y and carries digestive juices from the stomach, liver and pancreas. This has a 75% average excess body weight loss.

Sleeve gastrectomy

In the gastric sleeve resection, the stomach is divided using a staple line creating a small pouch. This creates a small stomach tube. The remaining piece of stomach is reversed, making this operation irreversible. This has a 60% excess body weight loss.