There are several options for weight loss procedures available, such as gastric balloon, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and single anastomosis gastric bypass. Your surgeon will usually discuss these options in detail at your first surgical appointment.
Picking the right surgery or what is “best” depends on your health and weight loss goals, your past weight history and any medical conditions you may have. It may take time to decide on what surgery would be the best for you, depending on your life stage and support from your doctor.
No matter what weight loss surgery is best for YOU and your weight loss goals, it is important to remember that surgery is only one tool in your commitment to better health. A multidisciplinary team approach to weight loss, including consulting with a surgeon, dietitian, nurse, exercise physiologist and psychologist can help you to implement the lifestyle changes which are the key to success in the long-term!