Weight-Loss Options

Sleeve Gastrectomy

During the gastric sleeve surgery, a long, narrow, vertical pouch (approximately 2 to 3 ounces) is created by stapling and removing 85 percent of the stomach and restricting the volume of food that can be eaten.

Gastric Sleeve

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

During the Roux-en-Y surgery, surgeons create a small pouch that permanently acts as the stomach and significantly reduces the amount of food a person can eat. The small intestine is realigned allowing food to move past the upper digestive system reducing the number of calories the body absorbs.