Weight Loss Surgery Bellanger
Weight Loss Surgery
Currently, the Vertical Sleeve is by far the most common procedure performed by Dr. Bellanger, and is the procedure most often recommended for patients. A vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a partial gastrectomy that involves resection of the majority of the body, fundus and antrum of the stomach. It is sometimes referred to as a Vertical Sleeve gastrectomy, or simply “The Sleeve”.
“The Band” is the only adjustable surgical treatment for morbid obesity in the United States. It induces weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. Like a wristwatch, the band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. The Realize Band and the Lap-Band are the two most commonly used banding options.
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery is the oldest weight loss operation in the U.S. It was first performed over 40 years ago and has been modified a number of times. The gastric bypass is both a restrictive and malabsorptive operation for weight loss. The restriction of food intake as the result of a bypass is accomplished by dividing the stomach into two parts.
The gastric (stomach) balloon fills the treatment gap between traditional diet programs and medications, and that of weight loss surgery. The balloon is a temporary device placed within the patient’s stomach and will act to decrease hunger and cause the patient to have early satiety (a feeling of fullness that will cause a person to stop eating).
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Our office is proud to offer our patients a new and alternative form of weight management. The gastric (stomach) balloon fills the treatment gap between traditional diet programs and medications, and that of weight loss surgery. The [...]
“Dr. Bellanger performed my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in January. Before surgery, I weighed 253 pounds and was always tired, hungry, cranky and miserable. Today, I weigh 130 pounds and I am a whole new person!
I have endless amounts of energy, I feel great about myself, I am always happy…and best of all, I am not always hungry! Dr. Bellanger changed my life!”