Fort Dodge Weight Loss Specialists
Located right in Fort Dodge, Iowa Bariatrics is a leading resource for weight loss specialists and solutions. We offer minimally invasive surgeries to achieve better health through weight loss. The two types of surgeries we specialize in include the following:
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
The Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, or RYGB, is the most common procedure we perform, and considered the “gold standard” in surgical weight loss procedures. This procedure reduces the size of your stomach so you cannot eat as much. It also bypasses some of your small intestines in order to help you absorb less fatty foods. We perform the RYGB surgery using laparoscopic techniques, which avoids large incisions made in your abdomen. However, based on your weight, body shape, and previous surgery, an abdominal incision may be necessary.
A Gastric Sleeve surgery is also performed to make your stomach smaller and change your eating habits. You will experience smaller sizes in portions and different foods that are healthier for your smaller stomach. The surgery itself includes removing part of the stomach, leaving a thin vertical sleeve in its place. Several small incisions will be made to your abdomen in order to enter with the proper tools and camera to guide the procedure.
If you are seeking to lose weight, contact us at Iowa Bariatrics for your consultation. Our team is dedicated to getting you back on track for better health, more confidence, and an entirely new lifestyle in which to thrive. Give us a call today!