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The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the newest surgical procedure available to help severely overweight patients lose weight. The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the restrictive portion of the Duodenal Switch Procedure. The duodenal switch procedure is...Learn More
Bariatric surgeons often state that weight loss surgery gives patients a tool to help them lose excess weight and keep it off long-term. Every individual is unique and weight loss success will vary based on adherence to diet, activity levels and physician guidance after the procedure. This is especially true for the LAP-BAND® procedure, which is an adjustable tool that can be customized to each patient's...Learn More
For many patients LAP-BAND® surgery is an effective, minimally-invasive tool for assisting in weight loss. However, in some cases patients who choose gastric banding find they are not achieving their weight loss goals or they may develop...Learn More
Gastric Bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. The most common bariatric surgery in the United States is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. The stomach is made smaller by creating a pouch at the top of...Learn More
If you have tried other methods of losing weight and have been disappointed with the results or had a hard time maintaining them over time, you are not alone. There are many others out there who, just like you, are frustrated and looking for a safe, sensible solution to achieve lasting weight loss.
It is estimated that over 120 million people in the United States are suffering from the serious physical and emotional effects of obesity - that's almost 65% of the population. They, too, have struggled with endless fad diets and weight loss medications only to find the scale back at the place it started...or even higher.
Finally, there is a better way. Advances in medical technology now offer effective surgical solutions, which can enable you to triumph over obesity once and for all. While each of the different procedures currently available produces weight loss results, some have substantially greater risks than others.
Here at SCLA, our Louisiana surgical clinic offers multiple laparoscopic weight loss surgery options, which include LAP-BAND® surgery, gastric bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Since there is no cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing involved, LAP-BAND® surgery is considered the least traumatic of all weight loss operations. The most common bariatric surgery is the gastric bypass. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is sometimes the best solutions for those who are concerned about the potential long-term side effects of a Gastric Bypass.