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Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Obesity

Providence Weight Loss Surgery is an American College of Surgeons Level 2-New Accredited Bariatric Center - Provisional Approval and offers bariatric surgery at our state-of-the-art surgical center on Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby Campus in Everett. Our world-class facility is the newest surgical center in the area and features two full floors devoted to surgical procedures, private pre-op and post-op rooms and the best team of specialists, nurses and support staff around.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeries Offered at Providence

Gastric bypass involves dividing your stomach into a small pouch and a large pouch using surgical staples. Then, the surgeon creates a bypass from the small pouch to the small intestine. The smaller pouch means you’ll feel fuller after eating less food. The bypass means your body absorbs fewer calories. Our staff of surgeons perform gastric bypass laparoscopically (minimally invasive procedure using small incisions and tiny cameras) or as an open procedure (large incision) – depending on your individual case.

Adjustable gastric banding involves placing an adjustable band around the top part of your stomach to create a small pouch. The pouch holds a smaller amount of food, which moves slowly from the small pouch, to the rest of your stomach and into the digestive tract. The gastric band means you’ll feel full after eating less food – and you’ll feel full longer.

The minimally invasive procedure is done using a laparoscope, via several small incisions. The size of the band is adjusted by injecting or withdrawing saline through a port placed just below your skin. Over time, your doctor adjusts the size of the band to change how quickly food moves from the pouch into your intestines.

Gastric sleeve surgery – also called “vertical sleeve gastrectomy” – is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove about three-quarters of your stomach to create a tube or “sleeve,” which is sealed closed with staples. The new stomach sleeve holds less food and means you’ll feel fuller faster. Your body will also produce less ghrelin, the hormone that causes hunger.

Learn More at a Free Informational Seminar

For more information about Providence Weight Loss Surgery, explore our website or call (425) 404-5502. Attend one of our upcoming informational seminars to learn more about how bariatric surgery can change your quality of life.