Types of Bariatric Surgery
Choose Nash Surgical Weight Loss Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, for proven weight-loss surgery from experienced bariatric specialists.
Experience & Expertise
Trust Nash UNC Health Care for safe, high-quality bariatric surgery. Your team includes:
- Surgeon with the highest level of training (fellowship) in laparoscopic surgery
- Physician’s assistant (PA) with more than 25 years’ experience in the operating room—and personal experience supporting family members through successful gastric bypass surgery
Laparoscopic Weight-Loss Surgery
Whenever possible, your Nash UNC bariatric surgeon uses minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for your procedure. That means your doctor uses very small incisions and special surgical tools—so you may benefit from smaller scars, less pain, a quicker recovery, and a lower risk of complications.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Count on your care team to explain your options for weight-loss surgery and help you choose the best procedure for you.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and the amount of calories your body can absorb.
During this procedure, your surgeon places a row of staples near the top of your stomach to create a pouch about the size of a small egg. Then, a portion of your small intestine is attached directly to the small pouch. This means food will “bypass” the rest of your stomach and the top part of your small intestine.
Afterward, you’ll be able to eat only small amounts of food and feel full more quickly. Because food skips part of the small intestine, your body also will take in fewer of the calories you eat.
Read more about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or see how gastric bypass modifies your digestive tract.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, helps you lose weight by making your stomach smaller.
During this procedure, your surgeon permanently removes a large part of your stomach. Your stomach is reduced to the size and shape of a small banana. This surgery doesn’t affect your small intestine.
Afterward, you’ll feel full more quickly from eating small amounts of food.
Read more about sleeve gastrectomy or see how gastric sleeve surgery modifies your stomach.
Revision Bariatric Surgery
If you had surgery to lose weight and aren’t experiencing the results you want, revision surgery may help you meet your goals. Ask us about revision surgery if you:
- Didn’t lose enough weight after bariatric surgery
- Regained weight after bariatric surgery
- Experienced complications after bariatric surgery
Your team will perform diagnostic tests to see if you’re a candidate for revision surgery, and then recommend the best procedure for you.