Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
If you have trouble losing weight and keeping it off using traditional methods, we’re here to help!
The Weight Loss and Wellness Center provides people like you, in and around the New Jersey area, with different options for bariatric surgery with Dr. Majid, one of the top weight loss surgeons in the country. Let’s get your health and life back on track. In the images to the right, you can see how two of our patients used bariatric surgery to become the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves. See how bariatric surgery can help you below.
Let’s Get your Health and Life Back on Track with Bariatric Surgery
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
There are many benefits to bariatric surgery for those who struggle with severe obesity and can’t keep their weight down through diet and exercise alone. Not only does bariatric surgery come with the benefit of weight loss, it can also reduce the impacts of the following health conditions:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Severe sleep apnea
- and more
Risks of Bariatric Surgery
When surgery is properly conducted, there are very few risks associated with this surgery. In fact, the risks from obesity are far greater than those of undergoing bariatric surgery. The biggest risk associated with this procedure is gaining lost weight back after surgery. If you’ve undergone a weight loss surgery before and are not satisfied with the results, we can help. See our options for Revisional Surgery here.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery alters your digestive system by reducing the number of calories you can ingest or by inhibiting nutrient absorption. Patients can expect to lose around 60 percent of their excess body fat, or about 80 pounds, a year after their surgery. There are other benefits of bariatric surgery as well; a study has found that, after a bariatric procedure, patients with heart conditions had a 73% reduced risk of heart failure.
At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we have many options for bariatric surgery and work to find the best option for you and your body. The main three procedures we perform are detailed below.
During your gastric bypass procedure, the surgeon cuts across the top of your stomach to create a much smaller pouch, about the size of a walnut. The new pouch is connected to the small intestine. The pouch only holds about an ounce of food, which is far smaller than the three pints of food your stomach can usually hold. This procedure will help you feel faster, while restricting the amount of nutrients you can absorb.
Lap Band Surgery
A Lap Band Surgery, also called LAGB surgery, is the simplest surgical weight loss surgery. This procedure limits the amount of food you can ingest. During the procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable band around the top portion of the stomach. After the band inflates, it tightens around the stomach, separating it into two parts. The surgeon can adjust the lap band to allow more or less food to enter.
Watch the video below to see how converting a lap band to a gastric sleeve helped Anthony on his weight loss journey.
A Sleeve Gastrectomy involves stapling the stomach and the remaining area is removed, resulting in a smaller stomach size. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten at once. This can help patients keep weight off long-term.
What are the requirements for bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. To qualify for bariatric surgery at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40. You can calculate your BMI here; or
- Have a BMI of 35 to 35.9 with accompanying life-threatening health problems like Type 2 diabetes, severe sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.
We also recommend that those who are pursuing bariatric surgery are interested in making permanent changes to live a healthier lifestyle. This surgery is just the first step to take to changing the course of your life and taking you through your weight loss journey.
The Recovery Process
After bariatric surgery, you’ll typically stay in the hospital for three days. You won’t be allowed to eat for most of your hospital stay to allow your stomach to fully heal. After you get home, you’ll follow a strict diet for about three months. The diet starts as a liquid diet, then soft or ground food is introduced and finally moving on to solid food. You may have further restrictions on the types of food and drink you’re allowed.
If you’ve been wondering if weight loss surgery is right for you, contact the Weight Loss and Wellness Center today to come up with a weight loss plan that works for you. Request a consultation here or call us at (973) 888-1085
Certified Industry Experts
Dr. Majid is an expert weight loss surgeon with many credentials in the weight loss medical field. She has been in various publications as a certified expert. The rest of the staff at Weight Loss and Wellness are also certified and trained to help our clients get the best results possible.
Our qualified team of experts work to ensure our clients are in the best condition possible and work with our patients to ensure they are on the right track post-procedure
Client Recommended Care
Our patients love the work we perform and the support we provide them during these life-changing events.