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Treatments & Capabilities

UM Health-West provides three different minimally invasive surgical options to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This is the most common weight-loss procedure, a restrictive surgery that involves permanently removing about 80% of the stomach. Patients lose weight because they feel full after a small amount of food and also experience a decrease in hunger. On average, patients lose up to 70 percent of excess weight. This helps address many medical conditions linked to obesity, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Patients whose physicians recommend gastric bypass surgery can lose up to 70 percent of their excess body weight. The surgery not only helps patients lose weight but is also beneficial in resolving or improving many medical conditions linked to obesity, similar to sleeve gastrectomy.

Duodenal Switch

The duodenal switch (DS) an option for patients with a very high body-mass index. It combines restriction and malabsorption of food. Surgically, DS is a sleeve gastrectomy combined with a very long-limbed gastric bypass. Patients can lose up to 80% of their excess body weight, but they must adhere to strict vitamin and nutrition requirements.

Bariatric Revision Surgery

If you’ve had bariatric surgery in the past and would like to discuss additional options, the bariatric physicians will review your options with you. As with other serious health conditions, obesity is a chronic disease and the first treatment may not be enough. If this is the case, your doctor may recommend additional treatment options, including a bariatric revision surgery.