Weight surgery is not a quick fix, but it can be part of a comprehensive plan to help you find weight loss success, relieve problems caused or worsened by obesity and jumpstart a healthier, more active lifestyle.*
At Easton Hospital, you can begin that journey with confidence. Board-certified general surgeon, Vinay Singhal, M.D., specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, which typically require just a few small incisions. That includes the use of robotic-assisted technology, which may allow for enhanced surgical precision, vision and control.
Compared to traditional open surgery, these procedures often offer a host of benefits, including:
Also called sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure removes approximately 80 percent of the stomach, leaving behind a thin, vertical "sleeve-like" tube. Gastric sleeve surgery permanently reduces the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food you're able to eat and helping you feel fuller sooner. There is no rerouting of the small bowel, so any food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.
"Roux-en-Y" gastric bypass surgery has been around for more than 30 years and remains one of the most widely used procedures for patients seeking significant results. During this surgery, only a small part of the stomach is used to create a new thumb-size pouch. This smaller stomach is connected to the middle portion of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. The intestines are reconnected down-stream so that less nutrient absorption occurs.
This procedure corrects complications and failures in previous weight loss surgeries. Patients may require a revisional procedure for a variety of reasons, including: weight regain due to stretching of the stomach pouch; surgical complications; or device malfunction, such as band erosion. Revision surgery can help put you back on track to achieving your weight loss goals.
We're here to provide the answers you need to support your weight loss journey. To attend a free informational seminar, please call (484) 297-6930 or fill out our quick form. Dr. Singhal will provide in-depth information on surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions, and see if a procedure can help you find life-changing success.
Already attended a session? Request a personal consultation to discuss your specific goals and options.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.
*According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
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