Improve Your Health With Our Weight Loss Surgery Options

One in three American adults is obese, which puts them at great risk for some very serious health consequences, ranging from diabetes to heart disease. If you’ve tried to gain the upper hand on your weight problem, only to find yourself back at square one time and again, weight loss surgery may provide the key.

At Rockwall Surgical Specialists, our team of experienced and compassionate surgeons helps patients who are struggling with obesity by offering several bariatric surgery options. These surgeries are life-changing and can help you avoid many potentially dangerous health issues.

Here’s a look at your options when it comes to weight loss surgery.

Lap Band® surgery

This type of surgery, also called gastric band surgery, limits the size of your stomach, thereby restricting how much you can eat. Lap Band surgery is ideal for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 35-40 or more.

During the procedure, we place an inflatable band around your stomach using laparoscopic instruments — which means we only need to make very small incisions to do the work.

The silicone band is hollow, and we fill it with saline once it’s in place. We also place a port in your abdomen, which allows us to adjust the circumference of the band as you progress through your weight loss.

One of the many benefits of this type of surgery is that we don’t change the anatomy of your digestive system. Instead, your stomach is simply much smaller in size, which helps you eat far less while still achieving that “full” feeling. The band allows the food you eat to pass through, and your digestive tract takes over as it normally would.

Gastric sleeve surgery

This type of bariatric surgery also preserves the anatomy of your digestive system. During your gastric sleeve surgery, we use laparoscopic techniques to remove 80% of your stomach, creating a much smaller, banana-shaped sac that limits the amount of food you can eat.

Aside from restricting the amount of food you can eat, another advantage of this approach is that we remove the portion of your stomach that produces the hormones that make you feel hungry.

This weight loss surgery is also designed for those who have a BMI of 35-40, or higher.

After your weight loss surgery

It’s important to note that both of these surgeries come with significant changes to your eating habits. After your surgery, you eat soft foods for several weeks. Once you get the green light for solid foods, it’s not business as usual — you need to make some changes, such as:

Rest assured, our practice doesn’t simply perform the surgery and send you on your way. We’re with you through every step of your weight loss journey by providing:

If you’d like to explore whether you’re a good candidate for weight loss surgery, please contact one of our four locations in Rowlett, Rockwall, Greenville, or Forney, Texas.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Recognizing the Signs of Appendicitis

While your appendix serves no real purpose, it can be life-threatening when it’s in trouble. To help you recognize when there’s a problem, here’s a look at some of the more common signs of appendicitis.

Signs You May Need Reflux Surgery

Your acid reflux is resisting your every effort to get it under control, or you’ve developed a hiatal hernia — these are the two scenarios in which reflux surgery can help you find much-needed relief.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Hernia Pain

There’s a good case for not ignoring pain of any kind. Here, we look specifically at the pain and discomfort that can come with a hernia. The good news is that there are solutions that can bring you relief.

5 Important Habits for Long-Term Colon Health

When your colon isn’t in good health, the effects are not only uncomfortable; they can also be life-altering — and even life-threatening. Here are five steps you can take to support colon health and avoid disease.

4 Benefits of Routine Colonoscopies

Life is uncertain, so when you’re presented with a potentially life-saving step, you want to seize the opportunity. This is certainly the case when it comes to getting your routine colonoscopy. Here’s why.