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Sharp's bariatric surgery program encompasses a variety of advanced weight-loss procedures, from gastric bypass and Lap-Band® to vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is more than a surgical procedure — it’s a life-altering decision. If you or somebody you love is morbidly overweight — those with a body mass index (BMI) above 35 and who weigh 80 to 100 pounds over their ideal body weight — Sharp HealthCare’s bariatric surgery program in San Diego can help.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a procedure that alters the process of digestion. The surgery can be done laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions, faster recovery and less pain for the weight-loss patient.
Laparoscopic gastric banding, also known as Lap-Band surgery, is a minimally invasive surgery where the surgeon makes a small incision in the abdomen and places an adjustable ring around the stomach to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
In vertical sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon removes 85 percent or more of the stomach, including a portion responsible for producing ghrelin, a hormone that causes appetite and hunger. This procedure restricts the amount of food that can be eaten. This weight-loss surgery option is currently is only offered at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
|Jodie battled obesity for all of her adult life until she decided to take the first steps toward making a big change. Read patient stories by Jodie and others now.|