Our clinic offers a number of options to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your health. We believe that each patient is unique, and we’re ready to help you choose the treatment plan that best suits you
Surgeries & Procedures
Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon
A patient undergoing this procedure has a deflated balloon inserted into their stomach through their esophagus. A doctor then injects the balloon with a saline solution. The expanded balloon makes you feel full while reducing the amount of food you can eat. The balloon is removed after six months.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
In this procedure, commonly called a “lap band,” a band is surgically placed around your stomach. The band can be tightened to restrict the amount of food you eat with a small port implanted underneath your skin. This procedure involves no surgical modification to your anatomy and is reversible.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This popular procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch that is then connected to the small intestine. In addition to restricting the amount of food you eat, the resulting arrangement bypasses the first section of the small intestine, leading to the absorption of fewer calories.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
In this procedure, about 75-80 percent of the stomach is removed, reducing the amount of food you eat. You’ll also feel less hungry because your smaller stomach temporarily produces less of the hormone ghrelin, which gives you the desire to eat.
Moving forward with a weight-loss surgery or procedure is an important decision. Each procedure carries its own risks that our team will discuss with you. Ultimately, a successful procedure is just one part of a comprehensive weight loss plan.
Healthy weight loss takes time, commitment and significant lifestyle changes. But it can be done! The Methodist Weight Management Program helps patients become familiar with and practice these changes.
First, patients are given a complete lifestyle evaluation that examines how much and how often food is eaten as well as physical activity. Patients are offered extended appointment times, and they can take part in weekly health coach calls for support and to update our staff on progress, challenges and setbacks.
Some patients in the Weight Management Program had considered weight loss surgery but decided against it after having success losing weight. Others enter the program to lower the risk of complications in unrelated surgeries.
Regardless of a patient’s situation, our providers are dedicated to fully supporting them and taking the time necessary to ensure success.
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