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