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STEP 3

Operation

Today’s the day! You’ve reached your preoperative weight-loss goal, and you’re ready for surgery. Let’s review your options.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

A surgical procedure that changes how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food. The food you do eat will no longer go into every part of your stomach and small intestine that absorb food. Because of this, your body will not take in all the calories from the food you eat.

 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A surgical procedure to remove a large portion of your stomach. Your new, smaller stomach will be about the size of a banana. This limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.


Safe & Effective

Every surgery has its risks. Bariatric surgery, however, is highly effective, reducing excess weight by over 50 percent and often curing obesity related conditions, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It’s also safe, with mortality rates as low as 0.1% and our surgeons using minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques to reduce the risk of complications. When it comes to bariatric surgery, the benefits far exceed the risks.


Hospital Stay

You can expect to spend 1-2 nights at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, where you'll be in the hands of our caring, attentive staff. You’ll have time to rest, but also be out of bed at least four times a day. Prior to going home, we’ll ease you into a temporary, post-surgical liquid diet. We’ll also provide an in-house evaluation, with a physical and occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and registered dietician.


Start Your Journey.

If you'd like to learn more about bariatric surgery, call our toll free number 833-WD-NEW-ME (833-936-3963), send us a message, or register for our next informational session, and take the first step in deciding if bariatric surgery is right for you.

If you'd like to learn more about bariatric surgery, call our toll free number 833-WD-NEW-ME, or send us a message using the text box below:

Start Your Journey


Sign up for a free weight loss information session today!

Info sessions will be held monthly at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Garrison Auditoriums in Dover. All information will be kept confidential. We may reach out to you via your preferred method.

If you'd like to learn more about bariatric surgery, call our toll free number 833-WD-NEW-ME, or send us a message using the text box below: