Weight Loss Surgery Options
Our Journey Weight Loss team is here to help you every step of the way. At Crossroads Community Hospital, a variety minimally invasive weight loss procedures and robotic-assisted surgical procedures are provided, which often offer less pain and faster recovery, and may help you find the life-changing results you’re seeking.*
Laparoscopic options, which are available based on physician discretion and individual patient conditions, can offer:
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
Gastric Bypass Surgery
"Roux-en-Y" robotic-assisted laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is considered the gold standard for weight loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is the most widely used procedure for patients seeking significant results. It works by making the stomach smaller, allowing for smaller meals, and by causing food to bypass part of the small intestine, causing less absorption of calories and nutrients and changes in hormones that help promote fullness.
Gastric Sleeve Conversion
Conversion to gastric bypass can be necessary when a patient puts weight on following a gastric sleeve procedure or is having severe reflux. Gastric Bypass is a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive procedures and can have a two-way weight reducing effect. The gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure only.
Conversion to gastric bypass can be used if you have an intolerance and/or complication to the gastric band, such as nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, slippage, or erosion. In some cases, removal of your band can offer immediate symptom relief. However, without converting to another bariatric procedure, many patients regain weight after Lap Band removal.
Also called gastric sleeve surgery, this robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedure removes approximately 80 percent of the stomach, leaving behind a small, tubular pouch. This 'sleeve' holds significantly less than the normal stomach, thereby restricting how much food you can consume. It also changes the hormones in the stomach, helping reduce hunger.
* Medical information provided on this site, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.