Weight-Loss Treatment Options

WVU Medicine Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery offers minimally invasive laparoscopic weight-loss surgery with a few small incisions as well as non-surgical treatment. Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery or non-surgical treatment. Your provider will assess which weight-loss approach suits you best during your first appointment.

Weight-loss treatment options WVU Medicine offers include:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    This weight-loss procedure restricts and decreases food intake through surgical removal of approximately 2/3 of the stomach.
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    This surgery reduces the size of the stomach and the amount of fat and calories absorbed.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
    This is one of the least invasive approaches to weight-loss surgery because no permanent changes are made to the body’s physiology – the stomach stays intact, and the digestive process remains the same.
  • Endoscopic weight-loss procedures
    Our gastroenterologists provide non-surgical endoscopic weight-loss procedures using an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach and decrease food intake, including endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, transoral gastric outlet reduction, and endoscopic revision of sleeve gastrectomy, as well as gastric balloon and endoscopic management of surgical complications. Learn more about our endoscopic weight-loss procedures.