Weight Loss Treatments Serving Oregon
Offering a Full Complement of Procedures and Support
Our calling at Bay Bariatrics is helping you, the patient, find that New You - the True You. To help our patients achieve their weight loss goals, we offer a range of procedures and unwavering support, both pre- and post-surgery. If you suffer from morbid obesity and have found that diet and exercise regimens are ineffective at helping you lose weight, it may be time to consider surgical weight loss treatments. At our office serving Portland, Medford, Eugene, Roseburg and communities throughout Oregon, we can discuss the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision regarding treatment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Tersigni, or to learn more about our weight loss treatments, please contact our bariatric center serving Portland and communities throughout Oregon today.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Commonly referred to simply as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery includes several procedures which are designed to reduce the capacity of the stomach so that caloric intake can be minimized. Candidates for weight loss surgery are typically individuals who are clinically obese, suffer from weight-related health complications, and are unable to rid themselves of excess weight through other means, such as diet and exercise. At Bay Bariatrics, our Coos Bay team offers the following weight loss treatments:
Gastric Bypass Surgery
– Considered the Gold Standard of bariatric surgery, the capacity and volume of the stomach are permanently reduced with gastric bypass surgery. During this procedure, a portion of the stomach is partitioned so that its overall capacity is reduced to roughly one ounce. This allows the patient to feel full after eating much smaller quantities of food, greatly reducing calorie consumption. Additionally, a section of the lower intestines is bypassed so that not all of the food ingested is totally absorbed. You feel full and lose weight.
- Laparoscopic adjustable band, or LAP-BAND® – is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the capacity of the stomach by placing an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach. Without any stapling or cutting, the amount of food you are able to eat at one time is dramatically reduced. You stay full longer, eat less and lose weight. By adjusting the band we can reduce the amount of food your stomach can hold. Adjustments are easily made in the office.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy – is a minimally invasive surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. The left side of the stomach is surgically removed. This leaves the stomach with a dramatically reduced volume in the shape of a banana. You feel fuller faster, eat less and lose weight. Like the laparoscopic band this is a restrictive operation but does not involve the placement of a man made device.
- Gastric Imbrication – is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by using sutures to fold the stomach in on itself, reducing the volume of the stomach and the ability of the stomach to distend when food is ingested. At the completion of the procedure, the stomach has a similar appearance to a sleeve gastrectomy but without removing any of the stomach. You eat less because the size of the stomach is restricted and you lose weight.
- Revision Bariatric Surgery – Dr. Tersigni performs revision surgery for those patients who have had complications or unsatisfactory weight loss. Revision surgery is associated with more risks than general bariatric surgery, so it is important to discuss your options with Dr. Tersigni before making the decision to have revision surgery.
Learn More about Weight Loss Treatments
We encourage you to contact Bay Bariatrics today if you are considering surgical weight loss treatments. At our surgical center serving Coos Bay, Roseburg, Medford, Eugene, Portland and other communities throughout Oregon, we pride ourselves on delivering superb care to each and every one of our patients, and we would be happy to work with you if you are looking to make a positive change in your life.
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