If you meet the eligibility requirements for weight loss surgical interventions, all of your pre- and post- operative care, as well as your long term follow up will occur at Sturdy Memorial Hospital through our Wellness Weight Management Program. Your surgery will be performed at one of Brigham and Women’s Hospital locations by Dr. Scott Shikora, Director of Brigham and Women's nationally accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This relationship provides you with access to the latest in metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
In this procedure a silicon band is placed around the upper portion of your stomach to create a small stomach pouch. Only a small portion of food can be eaten. Once the food reaches the pouch, it passes through a narrow stomach passage created by the band. When the food reaches the larger stomach, digestion progresses as normal. The band can be tightened or loosened as necessary. You can expect a weight loss of approximately 40% of your excess body weight.
This procedure involves the removal of 75% of your stomach including the portion that produces a hormone which regulates appetite.This leaves you with a tubular shaped stomach that has a food capacity of only three to five ounces. Your smaller stomach holds less food and which means you will likely be less hungry. Your intestines are not changed during this procedure. You can expect a weight loss of approximately 50-65% of your excess body weight.
In this procedure we will create a small stomach pouch that is completely separated from the rest of your stomach and then connected to the intestines thus creating a bypass of the rest of the stomach. The small pouch created in this procedure allows you to eat only a small portion of food at time. It also stimulates hormones that reduces your appetite and improves diabetes. If you opt for gastric bypass, you can have an expected weight loss of 60-75% of your excess body weight.
Revisional bariatric surgery is done on a case by case basis and depends on a number of factors. If you are seeking a revision, please speak to your doctor for more information.