Bariatric Surgery and Lap-Band System Surgery
Obesity is a disease that is commonly associated with other serious medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain and immobility, heart disease, gallbladder disease and arthritis. Bariatric surgery, along with a healthy diet, exercise and support group, is a long-term solution that can help you take control of your weight, be more active, and transform your health.
United Hospital System recognizes that clinically severe obesity is a chronic disease that requires the medical expertise of experienced clinicians who can provide long-term success for the patient. Our core team consists of surgeons, nurses, dietician, exercise physiologist psychologist and your primary care physician, who provide each patient with expert care before and after weight loss surgery.
The LAP-BAND System surgery is performed laparoscopically by placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach. The new, small upper stomach pouch and a narrowed outlet limit the stomach capacity and increase the feeling of fullness. The following reduction in food intake results in weight loss. The LAP-BAND System is the only adjustable and reversible obesity surgery available in the U.S. Once implanted, the band can be tightened or loosened, via the balloon on its inner surface that can be inflated or deflated with saline. LAP-BAND adjustments are performed in an outpatient setting in a matter of minutes.
Dr. Jandali performs the “gold standard” Roux en y Gastric Bypass. In this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created that restricts the amount of food that can be digested at any time. The results can be dramatic. People who have the surgery can see a loss of up to 85% of their excess body weight in the first 6 to 12 months. Most importantly, they can also see an improvement or even a resolution of obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.
Southeastern Wisconsin Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Have Questions? Learn more about weight loss surgery and our program by attend a no obligation support group or call (262) 654-7002 for more information.