Your Surgical Procedure Options
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.
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.