Weight Loss Options
Embarking on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle can be very exciting, and also a bit complicated. Dr. James Parrish understands how difficult weight loss can be, particularly when you’ve tried just about everything to lose weight. That’s why he offers customized, comprehensive treatment plans designed to help you meet your individual needs. Dr. Parrish, our experienced bariatric surgeon, will work with you to find the procedure that offers you the best chance to ensure a successful, long-lasting outcome. Our goal is to help you lead a longer, happier, healthier life – with a slimmer physique and a reduced risk of succumbing to serious health conditions that can be brought on by obesity. Our weight loss treatment programs are based on a solid foundation of support, from before your treatment through to your follow-up care. We are here to assist you every step of the way!
Below are some useful links that will assist you in learning more about some of the options available at our practice.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This type of bariatric surgery is well-known for its overwhelming success. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Parrish can reduce the size of your stomach, therefore minimizing the amount of food that is required to feel full. The small intestine is also modified to decrease the absorption of calories from consumed food. This procedure has a long and proven track record and has helped many Americans lose massive amounts of weight and regain a healthy lifestyle.
Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is one of the options available to our patients for weight loss surgery. This procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach, in order to minimize how much food the stomach itself can hold before feeling full. Gastric sleeve surgery also changes the levels of hormones which act on the brain and control the desire to eat. This leads to less hunger and improved portion control, thus allowing patients to lose a large amount of weight safely.
In order to have a customizable, gradual weight loss, many eligible patients choose to have gastric banding procedures in lieu of other major weight loss surgeries. The gastric band procedures can be adjusted with band fills, and the procedures are completely reversible. Dr. Parrish offers two types of effective gastric banding procedures – the LAP-BAND® System and the REALIZE® Band. These treatments create a smaller stomach chamber to hold food, helping patients to achieve an earlier feeling of fullness at mealtimes.
ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon
The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System is an innovative, non-surgical treatment program that may be an option for patients with a body mass index that rates between 30 and 40. The procedure involves the placement of an intragastric balloon inside the stomach for a period of about six months. Once inflated, the balloon can ultimately help patients experience an earlier feeling of fullness at mealtimes. Along with guidance from dietary and fitness experts, the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System is designed to provide qualified candidates with a comprehensive program to help them successfully lose weight.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making significant changes to your lifestyle isn’t easy. We understand that anyone considering a significant change in their lifestyle will have a lot of questions when conducting research. We hope our website will serve as an educational tool to assist you in your journey. If you have not already found the answer to your question on one of our informational pages, please visit our FAQs about weight loss surgery page for further information, or contact us today for more information.
If you would like to learn more about our weight loss surgery options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Parrish, please contact us today.