With obesity affecting over 67% of the adult population in the United States, you are not alone and Tulane is here to help. The Tulane Bariatric Center is accredited as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Adjustable Gastric Band

Adjustable Gastric Band
  • A silicone band is put around the upper part of the stomach
  • This makes a small pouch so that you feel full very quickly
  • Operating time is about 1 hour
  • Usually an outpatient procedure

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Limits amount of food that can be eaten AND prevents some of it from being absorbed
  • Operating time is about 2 hours
  • Usually an overnight stay in hospital
  • Average weight loss is 60-70% of excess body weight (EBW)

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • About 85% of stomach is removed
  • Stomach holds less food, so you feel full
  • Operating time is 1 to 2 hours
  • Usually overnight stay in hospital
  • Average weight loss is 50-60% of excess body weight (EBW)

Gastric Balloon

  • Balloon placed orally into the body, not surgery
  • Weight loss of 20 -50 lbs
  • Reduces the desire to eat
  • Temporary and completely reversible

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Swith

  • Greater weight loss than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), or adjustable gastric band (AGB); 60–70% excess weight loss or greater, at 5-year follow up.
  • Reduces the absorption of fat by 70% or more.
  • Causes favorable changes in gut hormones to reduce appetite and improve satiety.
  • Is the most effective against diabetes

Surgical Revisons

  • May be a surgical reversal or conversion to another weight loss procedure
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