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How Do I Know Which Bariatric Procedure Is Right for Me?

With the many advancements in weight loss surgery, patients struggling with obesity have many bariatric procedures from which to choose. Our surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists / Kane Center are highly experienced in a wide range of bariatric techniques, from LAP-BAND® and gastric sleeve to duodenal switch and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Depending on the procedure being performed, weight loss can be achieved by reducing the size of the stomach and/or altering the body’s nutrient absorption process.

To provide a look at some of the most common bariatric surgeries, view the guide below:

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher and non-surgical weight loss methods have proven ineffective, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. The ideal technique will depend on your medical history and needs. To help you make an informed decision about your health and ensure a safe weight loss journey, you should seek a highly qualified bariatric surgeon and learn about your procedural options.

Keep in mind that weight loss surgery requires life-long changes to your lifestyle. You will need to follow your doctor’s dietary guidelines, which typically includes taking certain supplements, to ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition.

To learn if bariatric surgery is right for you and which technique is most beneficial for your unique needs, please contact us to schedule a consultation.