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Our Procedures

Some of our most common bariatric surgeries are listed below. Each patient is different and requires a different approach. Our team of experts will meet with you, one-on-one, to discuss the best weight loss options for you.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric BypassThe most common operative procedure we perform for weight loss is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. This is currently considered the “Gold Standard” of surgical weight-loss procedures. It results in weight loss by significantly reducing the size of your stomach, so you cannot eat as much, and by bypassing your small intestines so you absorb less fat from the foods you eat. This operation has been accepted by obesity surgeons throughout the country and major medical societies as being the most effective in weight reduction and maintenance of weight loss. We perform this surgery using laparoscopic techniques, avoiding a large incision in your abdomen. However, an abdominal incision is sometimes necessary based on your weight, body shape, and previous surgeries. Find out more about gastric bypass.

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (Sleeve)

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy This surgery is usually done using a tiny camera that is placed in your belly. This type of surgery is called laparoscopy. The camera is called a laparoscope. It allows our surgeon to see inside your belly to remove a large portion of your stomach. The new, smaller stomach is about the size of a banana. It limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food. Find out more about vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

 

Laparoscopic gastric banding

Laparoscopic Gastric BandingThe UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center currently only provides maintenance and removal of bands for patients who have already had this type of surgery. Please contact our bariatric coordinator, Gwen Hasse, RN, MSN at 352.265.0111 x29634 for more information.

 

Corrective/Revision

We offer several corrective or revision surgeries to address complications and/or unsuccessful results of previous bariatric operations, including lengthening the roux limb and increasing or restoring gastric restriction.

Conversion

We offer two procedures that transfer an initial or original surgery to a different type of procedure, including converting a laparoscopic band to a sleeve or roux-en-y and or converting a sleeve to a roux-en-y.

Find out about the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery.