What is Bariatric Surgery?

For many people, weight loss is a simple formula for eating less and moving more. They follow the steps and lose weight. It is not so easy for everyone, though. For many people, losing weight can be a never-ending series of frustrating starts and fails. This happens because everyone’s metabolism is very different. Not every metabolism responds to diet and exercises the way it should. When this happens, other methods may need to be used. The team at Suburban Surgical Associates can help you with bariatric surgery loss options in Berwyn, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and La Grange, IL. Keep reading to learn more.

Understanding This Procedure

This is any type of surgical procedure used to help an individual lose weight or control eating. These procedures involve surgically changing the size of the stomach. In some cases, the procedure will reroute the small intestines. This procedure decreases the amount of food the stomach can receive. These types of surgical changes will decrease the number of calories the body absorbs. This often results in significant weight loss for the patient.

Who Should Have This Surgery?

Bariatric surgery in Berwyn, Elmhurst, Lagrange, Hinsdale, and West Chester, IL, is recommended for individuals who have not had success with traditional weight-loss programs. A lack of success could be due to metabolic challenges, hormonal challenges, or other reasons. In order to be qualified for this type of procedure, a patient will need to be evaluated both physically and emotionally in order to determine if the procedure will be safe and successful. It should be noted, that even with this type of procedure, a patient is required to diet and exercise in order to achieve results.

Types of Surgery

There are generally two types of surgery available.

Gastric Bypass - During this procedure, the stomach will be divided with a staple at the top. This creates a pouch. This pouch is then connected to the small intestine to drain the pouch. The rest of the stomach is reconnected to the intestine, forming a Y.

Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy - During this procedure, the stomach is also divided using staples. This creates a small pouch that resembles a stomach tube. The remaining stomach is reversed. This type of procedure is irreversible.

If you would like to learn more about bariatric surgery in Berwyn, IL please contact us at Suburban Surgical Associates by calling our office at Berwyn, IL 708-484-0621, Elmhurst, IL  708-484-0621, or La Grange, IL 708-484-0621.

Please call our office number (708)484-0621 for all questions and appointment requests.