Raleigh Bariatrics - Bariatric Surgery
Do you need a Weight Loss Surgery in Raleigh?
North Carolina Specialty surgeons offer various types of Bariatric Surgery to patients in the Raleigh area.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) is performed by General Surgeons with specialized training. Bariatric procedures performed at NCSH are:
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch
- Duodenal Switch
- Laparoscopic Gastric Band
- Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy, by reducing the size of the stomach, allows the patient to feel full after eating less and taking in fewer calories. The surgery removes that portion of the stomach that produces a hormone that can makes a patient feel hungry.
Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch
With this operation, the majority of the most stretchable portion of the stomach is permanently removed (as in a sleeve gastrectomy) but basic stomach function remains the same. In addition, roughly half of the upper small intestine is bypassed, resulting in a moderate decrease in calorie absorption. Weight loss is achieved both through restriction of food consumption and malabsorption, which results in very good long-term weight loss maintenance.
The duodenal switch procedure, also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or gastric reduction duodenal switch, is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect.
Laparoscopic Gastric Band
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to decrease food consumption.
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery.