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Patient Education

You have taken the first step in improving your health and making a commitment to learn as much as you can about Geisinger's weight management program and bariatric surgery.  These informative videos include:

  • A basic description of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Laparoscopic banding procedure
  • Animated depiction of surgical procedures
  • Discussion regarding surgical risks
  • Summary of expected weight loss and resolution of medical problems
  • Discussion of essential lifestyle changes

Geisinger wants to help you reach your weight loss goal and is ready to help you on this life-changing journey.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

This operation involves creating a small gastric pouch using surgical stapling across the stomach.

Gastric Band Surgery

A silicone elastomer band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch, which can hold a minimal amount of food.