What Is Weight Loss Surgery?

Just like other types of surgeries, weight loss surgery is a serious undertaking and requires thoughtful preparation. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, your first step is to speak with the best weight loss surgeons St James, NY has to offer. At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, we will have a consultation with you to find out more about your medical history, current condition, and weight loss goals. We also offer online webinars and in-person seminars to help potential patients understand what bariatric surgery involves.

There are two main types of weight loss surgery. The first is a restrictive surgery, in which the surgeons will remove or close a section of your stomach to limit how much you can eat until you feel full. Two of the most common bariatric surgeries, the gastric bypass procedure and the gastric sleeve procedure, are both restrictive surgeries.

The second main type is a malabsorptive surgery. In this type of surgery, the surgeons shorten the small intestine and/or change where it connects to the stomach. As the small intestine handles digestion and absorption, this surgery limits the amount of food that you can completely digest or absorb. Malabsorptive surgeries are done along with restrictive surgeries.

Turn to Our Weight Loss Surgeons in St James, NY Today

Start your weight loss journey and learn more about your options by contacting Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. We also offer non-surgical procedures that can also be effective in helping you lose weight. Get in touch with us for your initial consultation today.