A Look at Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Weight Loss Surgeries

People looking to shed excess weight are increasingly turning to minimally invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures owing to a range of benefits that they stand to gain. Minimally invasive surgery entails small-sized incisions and quick recovery while non-invasive surgery calls for no incisions, skin puncturing, or tissue removal for even quicker recovery times. From Gastric sleeve to the Accordion Procedure, people looking to lose weight the surgical route can discuss with a General Surgeon in Dallas to discover the best procedure. Let’s look at some of the available options.

Gastric Sleeve

A minimally invasive surgical procedure, gastric sleeve involves small incisions (½ – ¾ inch long) and the use of laparoscopic tools to remove a large portion of the stomach. The procedure also gets rid of the portion that produces hunger-inducing hormones to leave a long and thin ‘sleeve’. Patients can expect to shed 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight in 6 – 12 months and 50 – 70 percent over a period of two years.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

A non-invasive surgical procedure, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, is also known as the Accordion Procedure. It delivers the same results as a Gastric sleeve without the need for incisions. The procedure makes use of a small camera and suturing device that are inserted down the patient throat to change the size of the stomach. This is achieved by putting sutures on the stomach to restrict the amount of food intake and calorie absorption. Patients can expect the same levels of weight loss as with gastric sleeve.

Lap Band

A minimally invasive surgical procedure, Lap Band entails making small incisions and the use of laparoscopic tools to place a band around part of the stomach to create a small pouch. This works to limit food intake making the patient experience less feelings of hunger while extending digestion time. The Lap Band can be adjusted at any point or removed. Patients can expect to lose approximately 50 percent of excess weight over a period of two years.

Gastric Balloon

A non-invasive surgical procedure, Gastric Balloon entails the insertion of a small deflated balloon through the patient’s mouth into the stomach after which it is filled with a saline solution. The balloon works by occupying space in the stomach which results in patients feeling less hungry. The balloon is removed after a few months and patients can expect to lose 10 percent of excess weight over a period of six months.

Gastric Bypass

A minimally invasive surgical procedure, Gastric Bypass involves making small incisions and the use of laparoscopic tools to create a small pouch for the stomach while the intestines are rerouted. The result is that patients have a feeling of fullness faster and absorb less calories and nutrients. They can expect to shed 65 – 80 percent of their excess weight over a period of 18 months.

Last Word

The DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas have got you covered when looking to undergo weight loss surgery in Fort Worth and other areas. Talk to one of our General surgeons today to discuss whether or not you are a candidate for the accordion procedure or any other available surgical procedure. Call 69-620-0222 or email us at [email protected] to book an appointment and get answers to all your questions.