During your informational seminar, you’ll learn about the different approaches to weight-loss surgery. You and your bariatric surgeon will work together to determine the right procedure for you. Our bariatric surgery team is one of the most experienced in the region.
Explore Weight-Loss Surgery Options at Temple Health
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure surgically reduces your stomach size and reroutes the small intestines. Bypass surgery reduces how much you can eat and how many calories you absorb.
After creating a small pouch from your stomach so that food goes into the pouch, doctors then connect the pouch to your small intestine. This sends food past a large part of your stomach.
Sleeve gastrectomy removes a large portion of your stomach without the use of bypass. Reduction in size and removal of the part of the stomach that produces an appetite-stimulating hormone results in a smaller appetite.
Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?
Weight-loss surgery may be an option for you if you meet the following criteria:
Your BMI (body mass index) is over 40. Calculate your BMI.
You have a BMI of 35 or more, plus two or more medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis or heart disease.