Bariatric Surgery

The board-certified surgeons at Hattiesburg Clinic offer the latest advancements in bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and more.

Bariatric Surgery Overview

When diet and exercise alone do not result in substantial weight loss, bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, may be an option.

Bariatric surgery may be recommended for people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 with at least one comorbidity (an associated medical condition) such as heart disease, arthritis, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or degenerative disc disease.

Understanding Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery designed to help patients lose weight and improve their metabolism. There are multiple types of weight loss surgery, with each type working in a slightly different way.

Weight loss surgery is very effective in treating obesity, typically resulting in substantial weight loss within one year of surgery. In addition to weight loss, though, bariatric surgery also offers other benefits for those undergoing the procedure, including:

  • Changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger and reduce appetite
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduced risk of (or management of) obesity-related health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, infertility and stroke

Types of Bariatric Surgery

If you believe you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, surgeons at Hattiesburg Clinic can help you determine the procedure that is right for you. We offer a full range of safe and effective procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, as well as revision of sleeve gastrectomy, revision of revision of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and lap band removal.

During a sleeve gastrectomy, also called vertical sleeve or gastric sleeve surgery, up to 85% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a much smaller stomach in the shape of a “sleeve.” Because of the reduction in stomach volume, those who undergo the procedure feel fuller more quickly when eating. This procedure is performed laparoscopically, which is a minimally invasive type of procedure that offers a quicker recovery.

During a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the upper portion of the stomach is separated from the lower portion and that portion (or pouch) is connected to part of the small intestine. The digestive system is rerouted to bypass the lower section of the stomach and part of the small intestine. The new stomach pouch limits how much a patient can eat, and because of the digestive bypass, fewer calories are absorbed.

Choose Hattiesburg Clinic

If you believe that bariatric surgery might be right for you, the team at Hattiesburg Clinic is here to help. Obtain a referral from your primary care provider to begin the process.

Our board-certified surgeons have expertise in guiding patients to the type of bariatric procedure that is best for their individual needs. We have a trusted record of performing safe and effective procedures with excellent outcomes.

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Hattiesburg, MS
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