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.

Stacey had weight loss surgery at MyNewSelf Bariatrics in St. Louis, MO.
Stacey

Stacey Stated: the day I decided to check into surgery options I weighed 321 pounds. As of September 2014, I am down 156 pounds…if I can get this far, others can do it ‐‐ and do it better than me!