Gastric Bypass: This surgery involves creating a smaller stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine to limit food intake and nutrient absorption, promoting weight loss.
Gastric Sleeve: In this procedure, a portion of the stomach is removed, reducing its size and limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold.
Adjustable Gastric Banding: A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a smaller pouch to control food intake; the band can be adjusted over time.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS): This complex surgery involves removing a large portion of the stomach and rerouting the small intestine to reduce calorie absorption.
Intragastric Balloon: A deflated balloon is inserted into the stomach and then inflated to create a feeling of fullness, helping with portion control.
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG): This restrictive procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch with a band and staples to limit food intake.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG): Similar to gastric sleeve surgery, LSG involves removing a large portion of the stomach using minimally invasive techniques.
Revisional Surgery: In some cases, individuals may undergo additional procedures to revise or adjust previous weight loss surgeries for improved outcomes.