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Are YOU a candidate for weight loss surgery? More Information

Your Surgical Procedure Options

Gastric Bypass

This procedure involves stapling an upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch. The surgeon connects the pouch to the lower intestine, bypassing the majority of the small intestine where calories and nutrients are absorbed. Additionally, changes in hormones work to promote fullness.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure involves removing the lateral aspect (or side) of the stomach. It works by limiting or restricting the amount of food that you can eat. In addition, it is believed that by removing the part of the stomach that produces the Grehlin hormone, that patients lose their appetite.

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Michael Gooden, M.D.

Michael Gooden, M.D.

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Daniel Mwanza, D.O.

Daniel Mwanza, D.O.

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Sparks Weight Loss Surgery Center
1001 Towson Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901

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Sparks Health System’s bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our bariatric surgery program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss. Our comprehensive surgical weight loss program offers a variety of surgical options for the patient. Our surgeons have extensive experience in gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

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