Obesity has become the number one public health problem in our society today. Obesity is a major cause of premature death and many other medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease

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Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the stomach for weight loss. In this procedure, a silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small pouch. Afterwards, the stomach is smaller, so people feel full faster, eat less and lose weight. A gastric band is intended to be a long-term implant. Most people lose weight with the gastric band but one should not assume that…

Gastric Bypass

The most common and successful surgical weight loss procedure is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. During surgery, a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Afterward, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is re-routed and attached to the new pouch. This allows food to bypass the lower stomach and the upper parts of the small intestine, reducing the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs…

GASTRIC SLEEVE (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

In Sleeve Gastrectomy, the stomach is divided lengthwise and a narrow, banana-shaped tube (sleeve) is created by removing 80% or more of the stomach. The gastric tube is much smaller than the stomach’s natural size, thus restricting the amount of food that can be eaten at a given time. The remainder of the stomach is removed and, since no bypass is created, absorption of nutrients remains normal…