Eugenia Tsai, MDGastroenterology
Kermit Speeg, MDGastroenterology
Patrick Snyder, MDGastroenterology
At University Health, we’re committed to helping you live the healthiest life possible. Our board-certified, fellowship trained bariatric surgeons help patients with the process of losing weight through minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures.
What Is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric, or weight loss surgery, is designed to help people achieve their weight loss goals. We offer several minimally invasive weight loss surgeries:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A small pouch is directly attached to the small intestine to reduce the amount of food you can take in. This procedure is not meant to be reversible.
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: About 85 % of your stomach is removed and is divided into a vertical sleeve-like shape. The new stomach size limits the amount of food that can be eaten.
- Revision Bariatric Surgery: If you experience any complications from weight loss surgery, then a revision may be needed. Your surgeon will determine if it’s the best choice for your health.
Almost all bariatric surgical procedures are done with a minimally invasive approach which involves small incisions. Laparoscopic or robotic surgery is performed depending on the surgeon’s preference or availability.