Biliopancreatic diversion surgery is a type of gastric bypass surgery that is not commonly performed, as it is more complicated than the roux-en-y and mini gastric bypass procedures. The biliopancreatic diversion, along with its variation, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, is also associated with a greater risk of nutritional deficiencies after surgery.
The Intra-Gastric Balloon System weight-loss system can help patients lose weight quickly over a 6 month period. The non-surgical procedure involves inserting a gastric balloon through the patient's mouth and into the stomach. Dr. Johnson performs this minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, while the patient is under mild sedation.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common weight loss surgeries, accounting for about 47% of all weight loss surgeries. The procedure has two parts: Part One: Making a Small Pouch in the Stomach. The surgeon divides the stomach into a large portion and a much smaller one.
Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) What it is: Gastric bypass combines both restrictive and malabsorptive approaches. In the operation, the surgeon divides the stomach into two parts, sealing off the upper section from the lower. The surgeon then connects the upper stomach directly to the lower section of the small intestine.