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·        Actual weight loss may vary

·        As patients and procedures vary so will results

Metropolitan Houston Surgery Associates, PLLC 

PROCEDURES

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 
Weight loss is achieved by removing 75% – 85% of the stomach without bypassing the
intestines or causing gastrointestinal malabsorption. 

Advantages
• A purely restrictive weight loss method
• Most foods can be consumed in small amounts
• Rare to have vitamin and protein deficiencies,
marginal ulcers, dumping syndrome or
malabsorption
• Can be done laparoscopic in patients weighing over 500 pounds
• Very effective first stage procedure for high BMI patients (BMI > 50 kg/m2)
• Can be converted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as a second stage procedure

Disadvantages
• Permanent procedure, cannot be reversed
• Long-term studies have not been completed as they relate to sustainable weight loss
• Leaks or other complications related to stomach stapling may occur
• Procedure was designed as the first stage of a two stage procedure, the second being the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In many cases, sufficient weight loss is achieved without the need for a second phase. 


The Adjustable Gastric Band​
Weight loss is achieved by reducing the stomach’s volume. An inflatable silicone band is implanted around the upper stomach to create a new, small stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food that can be consumed. 

Advantages
• Least invasive and least traumatic of all
weightloss surgical options
• No cutting, stapling or rerouting of the stomach
• A purely restrictive weight loss method
• Patients rarely have vitamin deficiencies because there is no malabsorption
• Laparoscopic procedure uses small incisionsthrough the abdomen
• Reduced post-operative pain, shorter hospitalstay and recovery time
• Can be adjusted to meet individual needs or changing circumstances
• Reversible, but should be considered permanent

Disadvantages​
​​• Slower initial weight loss
​​• Regular follow-up visits critical for optimal result

Do I qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?


If you are 100 or more pounds overweight and have not had success with more conservative methods, such as diets, exercise and behavior modification, bariatric surgery may be the perfect solution for you. 

Your body mass index (BMI) and guidelines from

the National Institutes of Health are used as a guide

to decide if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Surgical weight loss candidates usually have a BMI of

35 or greater, typically 100 or more pounds overweight,

and other health issues related to excessive weight,

which may include:


• Diabetes   • High Cholesterol  • Hypertension  • Arthritis  • Degenerative Joint Disease

• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease   • Urinary Stress Incontinence