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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).

Obesity and its Impact

  • In the past 20 years, adult obesity has doubled
  • More than 300,000 annual premature deaths attributed to obesity
  • 2 out of every 3 American adults are overweight
  • 1 in 3 US children are overweight or obese; 75% of obese children become obese adults
  • Obesity is a pandemic disease
  • Once patients have developed obesity, they have less than 6% chance of being able to reach or maintain a normal BMI over their entire lifetimes
  • Associated with multiple, serious medical problems

    • Diabetes
    • PCOS
    • Infertility
    • Joint pain
    • Sleep apnea
    • High blood pressure
    • Fatty liver disease
    • Premature death
    • And more…

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment of morbidly obese patients to allow substantial, sustained weight loss and to improve or resolve obesity-associated comorbidities, thereby reducing mortality.

Goals of Surgery:

  • Improve health
  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase lifespan

Procedures Offered:

Bariatric surgery alters the gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology to promote weight loss and improvements in obesity-related medical problems.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Revisional surgery

Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Body mass index > 40 kg/m2, severe obesity (or weighing more than 100 pounds over ideal body weight)
  • BMI between 35 and 40 kg/m2 with significant comorbid conditions (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or high cholesterol)
  • Inability to achieve sustained weight loss with prior weight loss efforts

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

  • Long-term, sustainable weight loss
  • Hormonal changes after surgery lead to weight loss
  • Decreased hunger
  • Increased feeling of satisfaction with smaller meals
  • Decreased risks for many types of cancers
  • Significant improvement in obesity-related medical conditions
  • Diabetes
  • PCOS
  • Infertility
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatty liver disease

Bariatric Services Offered by Dr. Kudav

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Laparoscopic/robotic surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric band surveillance and adjustments
  • Also performs general surgical procedures
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • And more