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