Weight Loss Surgery Options
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we offer three types of bariatric (weight loss) surgery. All of these surgeries cause restriction in the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full faster. The gastric bypass also causes malabsorption, which keeps the intestines from absorbing some calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. Weight loss is fastest with gastric bypass and slowest with the laparoscopic adjustable band. Weight loss with the gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) is somewhere between the bypass and the laparoscopic adjustable band. Of course, the weight loss for any surgery depends on how well you follow the recommended nutrition and exercise program.