Weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all. Everyone puts on weight in different places and for different reasons, and therefore everyone must have it removed in different ways. It is with that in mind that we at Carolinas Center for Surgery offer several different types of bariatric surgery so that you can get the right type of procedure for your individual needs.
Consult a doctor at Carolinas Center for Surgery to see which of the bariatric surgery options may be best for you.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
A gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, removes a large portion of the stomach and forms a smaller “new” stomach. With a smaller stomach, you’ll only have room for smaller portions of food and will feel fuller more quickly. Consuming smaller portions of food means fewer calories are coming in while weight is coming off.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is very similar in nature to gastric sleeve surgery. But instead of creating one smaller stomach, a gastric bypass procedure splits the stomach into two parts and re-routes the direction that food comes and goes. By directing food away from part of your digestive system, your body is absorbing less of those calories and fat.
Lap Band Surgery
Lap band surgery, sometimes called gastric band surgery, is when a thin, adjustable ring (called a “gastric band” or “lap band”) is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a separate stomach pouch. The band then regulates the amount of food that stays in the upper portion of the stomach (to make you feel fuller) and the lower portion of the stomach, which is absorbed by the body.
If you’ve already had one type of bariatric surgery performed but haven’t seen the results you desired, the team at Carolinas Center for Surgery can perform a lap-band-to-sleeve or gastric-bypass-to-lap-band conversion surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation in Eastern NC
With different types of bariatric surgery to choose from, it’s important to consult a professional about the best weight loss strategy for your goals and lifestyle. Schedule your consultation with the experts at Carolinas Center for Surgery for help determining which type of procedure may be best for your situation. We offer locations in Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Swansboro, North Carolina.