What Does Weight Loss Surgery Involve?

Weight loss surgery is a serious undertaking that has the potential to change your life. If you’ve attempted to lose weight in other ways and they just haven’t worked, going to the weight loss surgeons Mount Sinai, NY residents count on for real results may be your best option.

The first step to scheduling weight loss surgery is to fully understand what the surgery involves and find out if you are a good candidate for it. We offer in-person seminars, online webinars, and personal consultations with our physicians to help potential patients understand what bariatric surgery involves.

During your consultation, your doctor will also be able to recommend which type of surgery is best for you. The two main types of weight loss surgery are:

  • Restrictive Surgery: In this type of surgery, your surgeon will make your stomach smaller to limit how much you need to eat until you feel full. Depending on the exact type of surgery, the surgeon will remove or close a section of your stomach. The gastric bypass procedure and gastric sleeve procedure are both restrictive surgeries.
  • Malabsorptive Surgery: This type of surgery shortens the length of the small intestine and/or changes where it connects to the stomach. By doing this, your surgeon limits the amount of food that you can digest completely or absorb. Malabsorptive surgeries are done along with restrictive surgeries.

Speak with Our Weight Loss Surgeons in Mount Sinai, NY Today

The best way to determine which surgery you should get to lose weight is to speak with our experienced surgeons. If you’re interested in non-surgical options for weight loss, the team at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors can help you figure out which is best for you. Get in touch with us today to get started on your weight loss journey.