Know Your Weight Loss Surgery Types

Cernero Surgery offers two types of weight loss surgery. To get a better feel for which option might be the best choice for you, here are the basics of Lap-Band® surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

Lap-Band®  Surgery

This surgery is the only reversible weight loss procedure approved by the FDA. Lap-Band® is the shorter name for the Lap-Band® Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band. After the band is placed around your stomach in surgery, you’ll feel less hungry and will get full faster. This effect is achieved by restricting the amount of food you consume.

Because you no longer crave as much food as you did before the surgery, you’ll feel satisfied with less food, resulting in weight loss.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

This is also known as sleeve gastrectomy. To put it simply, this surgery reduces the size of your stomach by 75 percent. Because your stomach is smaller, your body decreases the number of hormones it releases that make you hungry. You end up feeling fuller with less food for a longer time.

According to patients that have undergone this surgery, they achieve (on average) 55 percent excess weight loss. A separate clinical study also showed substantial improvements in obesity-related health conditions: type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

Dr. Cernero at Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics is board-certified in bariatric surgery. He aims to help his patients safely lose weight through the latest techniques in bariatric surgery, like the methods listed above. Contact us today to learn more about these weight loss surgery types and which one would be the best choice for you!

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