Depending on your weight-loss and health goals, we offer the most effective surgical weight-loss options available today. All of our surgeries are minimally invasive, which means less pain, fewer infections, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery.
Every patient is different, and not every treatment is right for every patient. At Bassett Healthcare Network, we perform the following types of bariatric surgery:
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most popular weight-loss surgery, often called a gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy. During this procedure, 75 – 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving only a small, banana-shaped portion of the stomach. Compared to gastric bypass surgery, the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has fewer complications with malabsorption and vitamin deficiencies. One year after surgery, typical weight-loss is 50 – 70 percent of excess body weight.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is considered the “gold standard” of weight-loss surgeries, and is often called gastric bypass. During this procedure, a small pouch is formed from the top of your stomach. The remainder of the stomach is stapled shut, but is not removed. It is completely divided from the new stomach pouch. A portion of the small intestine, called the duodenum, is then bypassed. One end is brought up and connected to the newly formed stomach pouch. The other end is connected into the small intestine lower down.
One year after surgery, typical weight-loss is 60 – 80 percent of excess body weight. Research studies have shown that after 10 – 14 years, 50 – 60 percent of the weight-loss has been maintained and certain obesity related health problems were improved or resolved.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®)
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®) is a reversible and adjustable procedure that uses a band to decrease the size of the stomach. The LAP-BAND® system has an adjustable silicone band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small pouch. There is no cutting or stapling involved, and your gastrointestinal tract remains intact. The band restricts the amount of food your new "pouch" can hold and the rate at which it empties. The advantages include less pain, shorter hospitalization, and quicker return to normal activities. One year after surgery, typical weight-loss is 30 – 50 percent of excess body weight.
Bariatric Surgery Choices to Fit Your Lifestyle
Depending on your health history and lifestyle there are several bariatric surgery options to choose from. We offer virtual new patient seminars, which are free and required before scheduling a surgery. If you have questions before you attend a new patient seminar, contact our bariatric surgery team at 1-800-BASSETT.
Bassett Healthcare Network delivers bariatric surgery in Central New York, including in Cooperstown.