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Bariatric Treatments & Procedures

Minimally invasive surgery. Life-changing results

Our team will guide you through the surgical process and the recovery options available to maintain your weight loss. Brookwood Baptist Health’s bariatric surgeons provide three bariatric surgical options, usually performed through minimally invasive or laparoscopic techniques. Talk to your surgeon about which option is best for you.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

RYGB restricts food intake and decreases the absorption of food. The creation of a small pouch that excludes most of the stomach and other parts of the digestive tract re-routes food directly into the small intestine.

Adjustable Gastric Band

The AGB is a small, bracelet-like band placed around the top of the stomach to decrease food intake. A circular balloon inside the band can be inflated or deflated with saline solution to change the size of the opening.

Gastric Sleeve

A GS procedure is when a surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach about the size of a banana. A GS processed may by the first step in a two-part treatment when a gastric bypass is to be performed later.

Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastric Bypass helps morbidly obese patients lose significant amounts of weight without gaining it back. Most patients lose 70 to 80 percent of excess body weight and keep it off for more than five years. To be successful long-term, patients must adhere to an active and healthy lifestyle after surgery.

Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve gastrectomy induces weight loss by restricting food intake. With this procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 75 to 80 percent of the stomach laparoscopically or robotically so that the stomach takes the shape of a tube or “sleeve.” Gastric bypass results in weight loss by restricting food intake and altering the digestive process.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss - Improving lives, one pound at a time

Two of our Brookwood Baptist Health facilities feature non-surgical weight loss services: Orbera™ and Optifast®. These programs are designed to motivate safe weight loss and help patients keep off weight. Our trained professionals guide patients throughout their program of choice.

OPTIFAST®: Available at Princeton Baptist Medical Center

OPTIFAST® is a 16-week meal replacement program designed specifically for patients who struggle to keep weight off, who don’t qualify for bariatric surgery, and are looking to discover the triggers of their eating habits. While individual weight loss results may vary, five-year follow-up studies conclude nearly 50% of people who complete the OPTIFAST® Program are able to keep enough weight off to improve their long-term health.

For more information about OPTIFAST®, call 205-783-7991.

ORBERA®: Available at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

ORBERA® is a comprehensive two-part medically-supervised program that starts with a non-surgical procedure where the thin and deflated ORBERA® balloon is temporarily placed in your stomach, then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit, and left for six months to reinforce proper portion control. At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated first then removed. The weight loss is generally rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment. Patients will receive coaching along the way from a team of experts, which may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist. Adjustments to eating habits and continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence results. To qualify for ORBERA®, adults should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40, and be willing to participate in a medically supervised program.

For more information on ORBERA®, call 205-802-6965.

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