Weight-Loss Surgery Procedures at South Texas Health System Heart
Surgeons at South Texas Health System Heart offer both surgical and non-surgical options to help patients lose weight.
For more information on weight-loss surgery at South Texas Health System Heart, call 956-664-1616.
Surgical Weight-Loss Options
Learn more about the surgical options for weight loss available at South Texas Health System Heart:
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
During laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon creates a small pouch from the top section of the stomach, then attaches it the small intestine. This restricts the amount of food you can eat and causes you to absorb fewer calories, which will help you lose weight.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
During a sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon permanently removes about 60 to 80 percent of the stomach. The part of the stomach that remains is connected to the esophagus and small intestine, forming the shape of a sleeve. This procedure offers an alternative for those who are at a high risk with gastric bypass surgery, or those who want to avoid having artificial items in their body.
Revision surgery can help those who previously had a bariatric procedure but did not lose weight as quickly as expected or who have regained weight. Revision surgery can be used to correct the original procedure or to convert the existing surgery into another treatment option.
OverStitch™ Revision Procedure
People who have had weight-loss surgery but are still struggling with weight gain have a new option with the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System. Sometimes, the opening into the small bowel gradually expands after surgery. As it expands, people who've had weight-loss surgery may feel less full and begin eating larger portions of food. The OverStitch procedure decreases the size of the opening into the small bowel so it returns to the previous form after the original surgery.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if weight-loss surgery is right for you.