Obesity is a major health concern that affects nearly 35% of adults in Texas and is a risk factor for other serious health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. If you’re struggling with your weight and traditional weight-loss diets aren’t helping you keep the weight off, you may be a good candidate for weight-loss surgery at Advanced Surgical of North Texas in McKinney, Texas. The experienced surgical team uses the most innovative surgical techniques so you get the best outcome. To schedule a weight-loss surgery consultation, contact the office by phone or online today.
Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, helps those struggling with obesity and extreme obesity to lose body fat. Weight-loss surgery promotes a healthier body weight by decreasing the size of your stomach, altering digestion and absorption, or a combination of both.
The team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas specializes in weight-loss surgery and uses minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgical tools to decrease scarring and pain, and minimize your post-surgical recovery time.
When you come in for a consultation, the bariatric surgeons at Advanced Surgical of North Texas determine if it’s appropriate for you to have weight-loss surgery. You may be a good candidate if you:
Weight-loss surgery is permanent. In addition to the general criteria, the team also takes into consideration your commitment to the lifestyle changes you need to make to promote weight loss and prevent complications. These include diet modifications, regular exercise, and nutritional supplements.
The team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas reviews your weight-loss surgery options, answers your questions, and then makes a recommendation regarding the method that’s best suited for you.
The common types of weight-loss surgery include gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch.
During a gastric bypass, your surgeon removes a large portion of your stomach, leaving behind a small pouch that can hold about one ounce at the end of your esophagus. Then, the team bypasses the first half of your duodenum (first section of your small intestines) and reattaches your new stomach further down.
In addition to limiting your food intake, the gastric bypass also reduces food absorption.
During a gastric sleeve, your surgeon removes most of your stomach, leaving behind a banana-shaped sleeve that limits the amount you can eat. In addition to helping you feel full faster, the gastric sleeve weight-loss procedure removes the portion of your stomach that produces hunger hormones, which helps keep your appetite under control.
The duodenal switch is the most complex weight-loss surgical procedure. During a duodenal switch, your surgeon creates a small stomach pouch similar to the gastric bypass. They bypass most of your duodenum and reattach your new stomach pouch to the last portion of this part of your small intestines.
Though similar to the gastric bypass, the duodenal switch produces dramatic weight-loss results by further reducing the amount of food your intestines can absorb.
When possible, the surgical team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas uses the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform your weight-loss surgery. The da Vinci is an advanced surgical tool that combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with robotic technology.
To schedule your weight-loss surgery consultation, contact Advanced Surgical of North Texas by phone or through the online booking button today.