Bariatric Surgery Treatment

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY Treatment Options Bariatric Surgery

Three Common Types of Procedures

Make informed decisions about your care. Take your time to learn about the various weight loss strategies.

The three common types of weight-loss procedures use one or both of these techniques1.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy. The surgeon removes two-thirds of the stomach, which provides a quicker sense of fullness and decreased appetite.  
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The surgeon decreases the size of your stomach and causes food to go only through part of the small intestines.
  • Adjustable gastric banding.  The surgeon places a band around the top of the stomach. This limits food intake, thus encouraging weight loss. 

Keep in mind that any effective weight loss program should also include a combination of diet change, increased physical activity, and behavior therapy.


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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure changes the shape and size of the stomach. The surgeon removes approximately two-thirds of the stomach; thus, the stomach is reshaped into a long tube, or “sleeve.” After the procedure, the stomach is about the size and shape of a banana and resembles a sleeve.

Why Sleeve Gastrectomy

The procedure1:

  • restricts food intake by allowing only a small amount of food to be consumed in a single sitting, providing a quicker sense of fullness and decreased appetite
  • does not require the surgeon to implant a foreign body such as the band used in gastric banding
  • decreases the secretion of the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for the feeling of satiety (fullness)


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Adjustable Gastric Banding