A Friend Recommended I Have SIPS Surgery. What Is It?

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If you’re struggling with weight loss, and traditional diet and exercise aren’t helping you get the results you need to be healthy, stomach intestinal pylorus (SIPS) bariatric surgery may help. This new procedure changes the size of your stomach and bypasses part of the digestion process, similar to the gastric bypass procedure. 

What happens during a SIPS bariatric surgery?

SIPS surgery is a newly approved, minimally invasive procedure for obesity. The goal of SIPS surgery is to help your body absorb more of the nutrients from the foods you eat and lower your risk for complications, like diarrhea and nutritional problems. During the SIPS procedure, the skilled specialists at Beltre Bariatrics will remove the flexible, upper portion of your stomach, leaving you with a much smaller stomach. They will then reroute your intestines so food bypasses a portion of the small intestine.

What is the difference between SIPS bariatric surgery and gastric bypass?

The main difference between SIPS surgery and the gastric bypass procedure is that food passes through the pyloric valve (the first part of the small intestine) instead of skipping it. The pyloric valve is a ring of muscles that controls how quickly partially digested food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine. Preserving this function helps your body absorb more nutrients, avoid nutrition problems and achieve better control over diabetes because it moves food through your digestive tract more slowly and in smaller batches.

What are the benefits of a SIPS bariatric surgery?

SIPS surgery offers many benefits over other surgical weight loss procedures, including:

  • Better weight loss results
  • A lower risk of postsurgical complications
  • A second chance to patients who have had previous weight loss surgery

If you’d like to learn more about SIPS bariatric surgery or talk to an industry expert about which bariatric procedure is right for you, please call Beltre Bariatrics at 321-499-6505. Dr. Wiljon Beltre has successfully helped thousands of men and women just like you lose weight and regain their confidence. 

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