Dayton Bariatric & General Surgery specializes in weight-loss surgery in Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding communities. To help our patients achieve and maintain success, we work with you to develop a plan of care before surgery so that you are in the best shape possible for weight loss success and after surgery so that you have the knowledge you need to maintain that weight loss.
We offer the following weight-loss surgeries:
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: often abbreviated LAGB, restricts the size of the stomach pouch allowing the patient to feel full sooner and longer without limiting the body’s ability to absorb calories. The procedure typically takes 90 minutes, is adjustable, minimally traumatic and typically results in a quick recovery period. Patients are usually home the same day or the next morning. Surgeons typically perform LAGB procedure laparoscopically, which means they make a few small incisions and use long, narrow instruments rather than making one large incision and using more conventional instruments. Regardless of how it is performed, the procedure requires no staples and no cutting of the stomach.
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: also known as gastric sleeve or “lap sleeve", is a weight-loss surgery that decreases the amount of food intake by permanently removing 85 percent of the stomach. The result is a smaller stomach that takes the shape of a "sleeve" or banana shaped tube. By making a small "new stomach", the procedure reduces how much food the stomach can hold (usually two to four ounces at a time). In addition, many of the hormones that stimulate the appetite are removed allowing patients to feel satisfied eating small amounts of food. The gastric sleeve can usually be performed through laparoscope (small tiny incisions). It is a less complicated operation than the gastric bypass, but more complicated than the adjustable gastric band procedure. The gastric sleeve is a new procedure, therefore, there are no reported long-term results (greater than five years), nor if there is long-term weight regain. At the present time, many insurance companies still consider this procedure experimental and will not approve it.
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: also called gastric bypass, reduces the size of the stomach significantly, causing nerve endings to send signals to the brain that the stomach is full after eating as little as one tenth the amount of food previously consumed. A new hookup in the lower intestine allows digestion to occur normally since digestive juices from the lower stomach and upper intestine (duodenum) continue to flow down the digestive tract and mix with food. Unlike other weight loss methods, patients don’t suffer from hunger, and unlike the earliest bariatric procedures, Gastric Bypass permits normal absorption of food, medicines and most vitamins. However, some foods are not well tolerated after this procedure and should be avoided or consumed in very small quantities. Compliance with dietary guidelines after surgery has a significant impact on the outcome and success of obesity surgery. Following surgery, surgeons generally prescribe vitamins and nutritional supplements to help assure the patients take in the nutrients they need. The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as an effective solution to permanent weight loss. The procedure typically takes between 90 minutes and two hours. Patients should expect to stay in the hospital three to four days, patients can usually return to work in four to six weeks, depending on their job.