Choose from multiple surgical weight-loss options at The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery:
The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve, is a relatively new and quite effective bariatric procedure with moderate risk when compared with gastric banding and gastric bypass procedures. It does not involve the rerouting of the digestive tract. As a restrictive procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy limits the food intake by stapling the stomach to make it narrower (in a shape of a “banana”). The unstapled portion of the stomach is then cut and removed.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Uses tiny incisions and special laparoscopic technologies to create a tiny stomach pouch so you will feel fuller when you eat.
Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap-Band)
Offers a reversible, adjustable approach to weight loss surgery. A ring is placed around the upper part of the stomach, to ensure that you feel fuller and eat less. The band is adjustable and can be removed if you choose.
Loop Duodenal Switch (DS)
This procedure is sometimes classified as a Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve combination with a twist. It is considered one of the complex procedures to perform, but it can offer some of the best results. This laparoscopic procedure usually takes 3 1/2 to 4 hours and patients stay in the hospital for two or three days.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap-Band)
The same as a regular Lap-Band surgery, except the band is inserted through a single incision, as opposed to six cuts - minimizing scarring and pain, and promoting a faster recovery time.
SIPS™ or Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery
SIPS™ surgery is a modification to the Loop Duodenal Switch (DS) procedure. It is less complicated and diminishes the common digestive issues associated with duodenal switch, while helping patients lose a lot of excess weight. The initial one-year weight loss study of SIPS™ patients showed more than 80% of excess weight lost in patients who had an average starting BMI [body mass index] of close to 50.
Currently, all of our patients who undergo SIPS™ procedure are participating in a research study.
We also offer a new non-surgical option:
Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon (EIB)
The Orbera(r) inflatable silicone balloon is placed endoscopically into the patient's stomach and then filled with saline solution. The procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes to perform and is done under mild sedation. The intragastric balloon is removed after 6 months.