By far the most effective method of losing weight is through diet and exercise. However, for some people this simply does not work. If this is the case for you, then weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be the right option for you.
Dr Silverman specialises in bariatric surgery and has an immense amount of experience in the field. She can advise you of the options that are available to you and help you select the most appropriate option for your circumstances.
Dr Silverman performs a range of bariatric surgery procedures on a regular basis, including:
A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves the surgical permanent removal of approximately 85% of the volume of the stomach. The surgery is performed using laparoscopic (that is 'keyhole' or 'minimally invasive') techniques.
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
A Roux-En-Y gastric bypass (sometimes referred to by the abbreviation 'RYGB' or simply as a 'gastric bypass') involves altering the flow of food through the gastrointestinal tract by bypassing a section that includes the stomach and the upper section of the small intestine.
Gastric banding is a surgical procedure to fit an adjustable 'band' around the stomach using keyhole (laparoscopic/minimally invasive) surgery.
An Intra-Gastric Balloon ('IGB') is a medical device that is inserted into the stomach via the mouth and oesophagus using an endoscope. It is designed as a temporary method of assisting weight loss.
Where a patient has lost a considerable amount of weight there can often be a large amount of excess hanging skin and fat remaining. An apronectomy is a surgical procedure to remove this excess tissue.
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