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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) / Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is also known as the Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG), Restrictive Vertical Gastroplasty, or just Vertical  Gastrectomy (VG). It has become the most common weight loss surgery performed in the U.S.  The Sleeve Gastrectomy is essentially a newer, better version of the vertical banded gastroplasty, a procedure that has been abandoned by virtually all weight loss surgeons, due to high failure rates and complications. The Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy is performed Robotically-assisted by Dr. Feng for better precision and 3D vision using the Intuitive DaVinci Robotic Surgery Platform. [Learn More about Sleeve Gastrectomy]

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Previously the most common weight loss surgery performed in the U.S., the laparoscopic gastric bypass involves creating a small, upper stomach pouch about 1 ounce in size, dividing it from the lower stomach. This significantly restricts the volume of food that can be eaten. The small intestine is then divided to create a Y-shaped section to attach to the stomach pouch. With the similarly effective, but less risky Sleeve Gastrectomy, the gastric bypass is not as popular any longer. [Learn More Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass ]

LAP-BANDŽ System, Adjustable Gastric Band

The LAP-BANDŽ adjustable band is placed laparoscopically around the upper part of the stomach.  The silicone band divides the stomach into a small pouch above the band and larger pouch below the band.  The smaller pouch limits the amount of food the patient can eat with the result of fullness after eating a small amount of food.  The band is connected by a tube to a port that is placed underneath the skin and fat of the abdominal wall on top of the muscle.  Weight loss with Adjustable Gastric Band placement appears inferior to the Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgeries and rarely performed.
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