Weight loss surgery is one of the most effective treatments for morbid obesity and many metabolic diseases. These conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, fatty
liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Our team is here to help you every step of the way. Our most successful patients are devoted to the diet and lifestyle changes we teach.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This is the most commonly performed weight loss procedure. The surgeon takes the stomach and makes a small pouch, about the size of an egg. Next, a portion of the small intestine is divided
into a Y shape. One branch of the Y shape is connected to the new, small, stomach pouch. The other branch of the Y shape is connected further down the small intestine. There is now a new
connection from the stomach to the lower portion of the small intestine and this is where food is digested. Weight loss happens because calories and nutrient absorption is decreased.
In this procedure, the surgeon takes away about half to two-thirds of the stomach and creates a pouch about the size and shape of a banana. As a result, the patient can only eat a smaller
amount of food and the feeling of fullness happens sooner. The stomach function remains the same and food passes through the digestive system normally.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
An inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch about the size of an egg; this limits the amount of food that can be eaten in one sitting. The
amount of fluid placed in the inflatable band is adjusted by your surgeon and varies for each person. When the pouch is filled with food, your brain receives a message that you are full.
Weight loss is best if you follow the diet and lifestyle changes we teach.
Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch
The surgeon takes away about half to two-thirds of the stomach and the valve that lets food go from the stomach into the small intestine is left in place. The small intestine is separated
into two parts and one end is connected to the new, smaller stomach, while the other end stays attached to the colon. The food and digestive juices now take two separate paths. Further
down the digestive system, these paths become one and food and digestive juices begin to mix. Weight loss happens because calorie and fat absorption is decreased.
Kettering Weight Loss Solutions
1956 E Whipp Rd
Kettering, OH 45440
Below 18.5 = Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 = Normal
25.0 - 29.9 = Overweight
30.0 and Above = Obese