Bariatric Surgery Overview and Procedures

Female bariatric surgeon

Bariatric surgery changes lives. It can help prevent or reduce many of the serious health problems associated with obesity. It can also mean more fulfilling days with your family. Or even a new direction in your career. We’ll help you realize these goals with a customized treatment plan.

Depending on your current weight, your overall health, and the results of various evaluations and screenings, we will recommend nonsurgical or surgical weight-loss options. Let our team of board-certified surgeons, nutritionists, nurses, and care coordinators help you navigate your weight-loss journey with skilled guidance and compassionate care.

Learn more about the types of weight loss surgery below and in the medical services/bariatric surgery section of this web site.

Bloodless Medicine & Surgery

Englewood Health Physician Network providers participate in a structured bloodless (transfusion-free) program that provides patients for whom blood is not an option with consistently accessible, high-quality care. Learn more about our program.

Call for more information: 201-894-3653 or 888-766-2566.

Malabsorptive Procedures

We use malabsorptive procedures to limit the amount of nutrients your body can take in from food. By changing the way food travels through your system, a surgeon can alter your body’s ability to absorb calories and nutrients from what you eat. Food is rerouted past a large part of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is one example of this kind of procedure.

Restrictive Procedures

Restrictive procedures limit the amount of food in your stomach. We decrease the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of the stomach or the amount it can expand. Adjustable gastric band and the sleeve gastrectomy are two examples of this approach.

Combined Procedures

When we apply both malabsorptive and restrictive techniques as part of your treatment, these are called combination procedures. Our surgical team will both make the stomach smaller and change the path that the food travels to prevent absorption of calories and. Gastric bypass is an example of a combined procedure.

Revision Weight Loss Surgery

Also known as revisional surgery, revision weight loss surgery is the term for procedures done on patients who have had weight loss surgery that didn’t provide the desired level of success. Candidates for this type of surgery may have experienced complications with the first surgery or may not have achieved significant weight loss. A revision is typically done laparoscopically, meaning it is minimally invasive and requires few or very small incisions.

Helpful Links

Surgical Options for Weight Loss: Comparison Chart [PDF document]