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ONHealthSpring2014P.3Q.hwdssugiswka.Themostcommonproceduregastricbypassdividesthestomachleavingaverysmallpouch.Thatnewstomachonlyholdssmallamountsoffoodsopatientseatless.Wealsoreroutepartofthesmallintestinessonotallfoodisabsorbedanddigested.Thesleevegastrectomyprocedureremoves80to90percentofthestomachleavinganarrowsleeve-shapedstomach.Theseproceduresalsoseemtohaveahormonaleffectthatsignicantlyreducesappetite.Weselecttherightsurgeryforeachpatientbymatchingtheirgoalsandmedicalneedstotheprocedurethatwillmostsuccessfullyandsafelyhelpthemmeetthoseobjectives.Q.Whydidyouchoosethiseldofmedicinea.Aveteransurgeononcetoldmethatbariatricsurgeryisthemostrehabilitativetreatmentinmedicine.Itssorewardingtoseehowoneprocedureandthesupportthatgoeswithitcancompletelychangesomeoneshealthoutlookandlife.csidigigvigwigsssugyciisssisugu.lwww.SibyWiglss.gtsisivgs.Ourprocedurestaketheweightoffbutthegoalisokeepioff.thaswhyweprovidediearycounselingpsychologicalsupportexercisetrainingandongoingsupporgroupsaeamapproachcrucialolongermsuccess.Weightlosssurgerycanaddhealthyactiveyearstopeopleslives.Resultsaretrulydramatic.BrianM.LongM.D.directorofbariatricsurgeryQ.Wisdida.PatientsmusteitherhaveaBodyMassIndexBMIofgreaterthan40oraBMIof35to40withsignicantweight-relatedproblemssuchasdiabeteshypertensionandsleepapnea.Wehelppatientsmakedietaryandexercisechangesbeforesurgerytoensuretheyarereadyfortheirprocedure.Q.WkscWiglssSugydia.Wereaone-stopshopprovidingpre-operativecaresurgerysupportandlife-longfollow-upcarerighthere.Atmanyotherhospitalspatientshavetogoallovertownputtingthepiecestogetherontheirown.Hereourteamschedulesallyourappointmentsandevenhasaninsurancespecialist.Wealsospendagreatdealofone-on-onetimewithpatientsbeforeandaftersurgery.Q.hwvdusivda.Todayweperformallweightlosssurgerieslaparoscopicallymakingverysmallincisionssopatientsrecovermuchfasterwithfewercomplications.Thesesurgeriesarebyfarthemostpowerfultoolwehavefortreatingsevereobesity.anSWerSfromoUreXpertBrianM.LongM.D.directorofbariatricsurgery