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Procedures

Norman Regional’s Weight Loss and Bariatric Program believes in improving every aspect of a patient’s life. Our philosophy is to educate and prepare all our patients for their weight loss journey.

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass (RYN):

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced. To learn more about gastric bypass surgery click here.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (With/ without plication):

Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgery where the surgeon places a band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food a patient can eat by making him or her feel full after eating small amounts of food. To learn more about this procedure click here.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy:

During this surgery, the surgeon removes a large portion of the stomach. The new, smaller stomach is about the size of a banana. It limits the amount of food a person will eat because the new stomach feels full faster after eating smaller amounts of food. Learn more by clicking here.

Choosing a procedure is a very personalized and important choice. Please talk to your physician about what is the best option for you. Below is a chart that lists important things to consider about each surgery type.

Procedure
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Pro Con
70 to 80 percent loss of excess body weight Portion of digestive tract is bypassed
Rapid results More invasive procedure
Resolution of comorbidities Potential for nutritional deficiencies
Is reversible Dumping/Food intolerance
Procedure
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric
Pro Con
50 to 60 percent loss of excess body weight Slower weight loss
Lower risk for nutritional deficiency Frequent adjustments/office visits
Resolution of comorbidities  
Is reversible  
Procedure
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Pro Con
60 to 70 percent loss of excess body weight More Invasive Procedure
Rapid Results Not reversible
Lower risk for nutritional deficiencies Portion of stomach completely removed
Resolution of comorbidities