Weight-Loss Surgery Options
WVU Medicine Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery offers minimally invasive laparoscopic weight-loss surgery with a few small incisions, as well as an open surgery, if needed. Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Your surgeon will assess which approach suits you best during your first appointment.
Surgical options WVU Medicine offers include:
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
This 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 produces more weight loss than operations that only decrease the intake of food.
- 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.