Obesity Surgery

Obesity surgery:




  • Gastric sleeve

gastric sleeve
Sleeve gastrectomy
 is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilatation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible.


  • Gastric plicationplication

Gastric Plication is a new bariatric surgery procedure for the moderately obese. Mercy Health Muskegon is the only site in Michigan to perform the procedure. Known as Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP), this procedure does not require the use of restrictive devices or surgical removal of stomach tissue; instead, the stomach is folded (plication) and sewn back on itself, narrowing the diameter of the stomach to potentially cause patients to feel fuller sooner.




.Gastric mini bypass


The mini-gastric bypass is a bariatric procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and bypasses a portion of the small intestine for the purpose of weight loss. The procedure is promoted as a “minimally invasive, short, simple, successful and inexpensive laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgery.”

Mini gastric bypass surgery is a short and relatively simple procedure that has been shown by the available research to have low risk and result in good short and long-term weight loss.



Gastric balloon 


procedure (endoscopic intra-gastric balloon) leaves an inflated silicon balloon in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food. As a result, patients: Feel full sooner while eating and therefore eat less. Lose about 30% of their excess weight in 6 months.



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