About our Surgeries

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In this section you will find information on the laparoscopic bariatric surgeries we offer:

  1. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  2. Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  3. Laparoscopic Revision of previous bariatric surgery
  4. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (no longer offered!)

We describe the procedure, the benefits of each procedure, the risks and the contraindications.

If you want to see actual videos of these surgeries please go to our “Our Surgical Videos” page.

We provide you with a page showing the three procedures side-by-side for easy comparison as well as suggestions as to how to chose the surgery that is right for you.

Situation where bariatric surgery should not be done
  • Lung disease requiring oxygen therapy
  • Extremely limited mobility
  • Untreated psychiatric disorders and substance abuse or narcotic dependency
  • Endocrine disorders such as Cushing’s Syndrome and Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Psychological instability
    • Drug or alcohol abuse
    • Inability to cope with the changes in diet and life modification after surgery
    • Refusal to be assessed by psychologist or psychiatrist

Complex medical conditions increase the risk of surgery and are considered on a patient-by-patient basis.