We provide several bariatric surgery options for patients, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and biliopancreatic diversion.
What you should know about bariatric surgery
- Weight loss surgery is for obese individuals, especially those with weight-related conditions, like type 2 diabetes. It requires a commitment to lifestyle changes.
- In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a surgeon creates a stomach pouch that causes the food to go straight from the pouch to the small intestine.
- Sleeve gastrectomy or (gastric sleeve) involves the removal of most of the stomach, leaving only a narrow portion of the upper section of the stomach.
- Biliopancreatic diversion reduces the size of the stomach, allowing food to bypass part of the small intestine so fewer calories are absorbed.
- Surgery is an option if a patient has two or more chronic diseases including, but not limited to, diabetes, sleep apnea or a fatty liver.
Why choose Geisinger for your bariatric surgery?
- Geisinger’s Center for Bariatric Surgery holds the prestigious honor of being named a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program center.
- In addition to our surgical care, we offer lifestyle education, support groups, nutritional information and medical care to help patients succeed.