Procedures

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Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

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This procedure creates a vertical “sleeve” of stomach, about the size of a banana, using a stapling device. The rest of the stomach is removed. The smaller pouch restricts food intake, and because part of the stomach is removed, hunger hormones are reduced.

The sleeve gastrectromy allows for normal digestion and absorption. Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual manner and is fully absorbed by the body.

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Lap Gastric Bypass

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Dr. Finnell creates a small stomach pouch using a stapling device and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch to allow food to “bypass” a section of the small intestine. The gastric bypass changes the body’s normal digestive process by re-routing a section of the small intestine to the newly created stomach pouch. The small size of the pouch restricts food intake while the intestinal bypass reduces the amount of calories absorbed by the body.

See the Bariatric Surgery Guide