Medical Weight Loss Options
The Bariatric medical team at Texas Health Flower Mound is experienced in all available options and can assist in the following:
This non-surgical, weight-loss procedure involves inserting a small silicone balloon into a patient's stomach through an endoscopic procedure to simulate the feeling of fullness.
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to decrease food consumption.
A very common bariatric procedure that involves creating a small pouch in the top of the stomach and re-routing the contents to the small intestine where digestive enzymes can do their work.
A very common bariatric and popular bariatric procedure by which the stomach is reduced by 60-70% and takes the shape of a tube or sleeve.
This effective weight loss procedure is additional to the sleeve gastrectomy described above. The lower intestine is divided much further downstream than a gastric bypass to the point of the duodenal. This operation can be performed in two stages: sleeve gastrectomy first, followed 9-12 months later by the intestinal bypass.
Sadly, there is no weight loss plan that is successful 100% of the time in every single person. If you have had weight loss surgery and find yourself back where you started (or close to it) do NOT despair - Revisional surgery can be performed.
Our experienced staff specializes in addressing weight regain after the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgeries. At Texas Health Flower Mound our surgeons also remove and convert the lab band procedure.
Common Types of Revisions to Weight Loss Surgeries
- Gastric bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy conversion to Duodenal Switch
- Lap band conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy, Bypass or Duodenal Switch
- Vertical banded gastropastly conversion to Sleeve, Bypass or Duodenal Switch