NEA Baptist Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery by NEA Baptist Clinic can consist of three different types of surgery.

One is a restrictive procedure to make the stomach smaller to limit the amount of food intake. The second operation is a malabsorptive technique that reduces the amount of intestine that comes in contact with food so that the body absorbs fewer calories. The third is a combination of the two operations. 

To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must be willing to cooperate with the follow-up program, have no emotional or medical problems which would make surgery unsuccessful and have no glandular cause for your obesity such as hypothyroidism or hyperadrenalism.

Our Procedures
  • Roux-en-Y Divided Gastric Bypass (RYDGB)
  • Adjustable Gastric Band or LAP-BAND
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

The Roux-en-Y Divided Gastric Bypass is currently the "gold standard" for the surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity. This procedure carries a national mortality rate of less than ½ percent, an operative morbidity (complication) rate of five to ten percent and an effective reduction on average of 50 to 70 percent of excess weight. In most cases, this is enough weight loss to reduce the life threatening diseases which comes with co-morbid obesity conditions.

Most average patients will lose as much as 100 pounds of about two thirds of their excess weight in one year. Some will lose a little more, some a little less. Weight lass may continue slowly during the second year.

The Laparoscopic Adjustable Band reported average weight losses of 40-55 percent of excess weight. The complication rate is about 10 percent, but usually these complications are not life-threatening. The mortality rate is extremely low as less than 0.1 percent.

Weight loss with the LAP-BAND is gradual and slower than other types of weight loss surgeries. Typical weight loss is 1-3 pounds a week for the first year. Remember that your main goal is to have a weight loss that prevents, improves or resolves health problems related to your obesity.

So far, complication rates with Sleeve Gastrectomy have been very low.  Death rate and weight loss results have been somewhere between the BAND and the bypass.