Several different weight loss surgery options are available.

Some weight loss surgery services or procedures modify the stomach and/or intestines to decrease the amount of food that you can eat, while others change the normal absorption of the food you eat.

Weight loss surgery services can be divided into three types:

 

1

Restrictive procedures like laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy

  • Decrease the amount of food intake at one time
  • Promote a feeling of fullness
2

Malabsorptive procedures:

  • Reduce absorption of calories,
  • Reduce Protein
  • Reduce Nutrients

Watch animated videos of each weight loss surgery on the MyNewSelf Bariatrics YouTube channel, then talk to your doctor about which of the weight loss services options might be appropriate for you.

Dawn's gastric bypass surgery story at MyNewSelf Bariatrics in St. Louis, MO.
Dawn

Dawn let us know that the last time I went to my cardiologist, he did tell me that if I did not make any changes, I would not be here much longer. I’ve lost 146 pounds since my surgery…and I’m still losing.