Weight Loss Surgery
Fobi Pouch Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
A gastric bypass can aid weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. It also alters the way food gets passed through the digestive system, thereby resulting in fewer calories to be absorbed.
This procedure is performed in a minimally invasive manner with the help of small incisions, smaller surgical instruments, and a laparoscope.
We offer the addition of a fobi pouch (silastic ring) as less weight regain is observed
The Gastric Sleeve is a restrictive procedure meaning that it achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food that your body is physically able to take in. There is no malabsorption involved with this procedure. Gastric Sleeve surgery involves permanently removing a large portion of the stomach, anywhere from 60% to 85% of the total stomach.
The portion left behind is a slim tube or “sleeve” that will serve as your new stomach. This stomach is already connected naturally to the stomach inlet and outlet which means that no rerouting of the intestines is needed.
Mini Gastric Bypass
Mini gastric bypass or sometimes called 'loop gastric bypass', 'omega loop gastric bypass' or 'one anastomosis' gastric bypass.
This operation is no longer performed. However, we do offer gastric band revisional surgery for patients.
If you have had complications with previous surgery we are also able to provide solutions which can help.
Swedish Obesity Study: Weight Loss with Surgery versus Control Group
Swedish Obesity Study: Mortality with Surgery versus Control Group
These graphs from the large Swedish Obesity Study shows bariatric surgery versus conventional obesity treatment (matched control group) was associated with long-term weight loss and a decreased risk of death.
Sjöström, L. et al (2007). Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Mortality in Swedish Obesity Subjects. The New England Journal of Medicine; 357: 741 – 752.
Carlsson, L. et al (2020). Life expectancy after Bariatric Surgery in the Swedish Obesity Subjects Study. New England Journal of Medicine; 383: 1535 – 1543.
Percentage Excess Weight Loss after Loop Gastric Bypass at 11 years
This study shows the loop gastric bypass appears to be a safe and effective operation promoting good weight loss extending out to 11 years post-surgery.
Sheikh, L., Pearless, L. & Booth, M. (2017). Laparoscopic Silastic Ring Mini-Gastric Bypass (LR MGB): Up to 11-Year Results from a Single Centre. Obesity Surgery; 27(9): 2229-2234.