Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. This surgery is an option for those unable to lose weight by other means or who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity.
Piedmont Healthcare Bariatric Surgeons offer 4 types of bariatric surgical procedures:
- Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB)
- Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS), and
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG).
Our healthcare providers work with patients to select the best option by considering the benefits and risks of each type of surgery. Other factors to consider include a patient’s body mass index (BMI), eating habits, health conditions related to obesity, and previous stomach surgeries.