Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight-loss or bariatric surgery helps in reducing weight and lowering the medical complications of obesity. Successful bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides a range of weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding communities and neighborhoods in this awesome region of the country.

How does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

Bariatric surgery leads to weight loss in two primary ways:


Bariatric surgery physically limits the quantity of food that stomach can contain. This leads to the consumption of fewer calories.


This procedure shortens the bypass portion of the small intestine. This lowers the nutrients and calories that the body is capable of absorbing.

Four standard weight-loss procedures are:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this surgical procedure, a part of the stomach is detached and taken out of the body. The remaining portion of the stomach is fashioned similar to a tube. This reduced stomach cannot contain much food.

Furthermore, it generates lesser amounts of the appetite-controlling hormone known as ghrelin. This reduces the patient’s desire for food. However, this surgery does not impact the ability of the body to absorb nutrients and calories in the intestine.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

In the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery, a band with an inflatable balloon is fixed in the top portion of the stomach. This forms a tiny stomach pocket over the band with a small opening to the remaining part of the stomach.

A port is fixed under the abdomen skin subsequently. The port is linked to the band through a tube. This balloon can be deflated or inflated through filling or removing fluid using the port. The patient feels fuller sooner as the band limits the quantity of food that the stomach can contain.

Duodenal Switch with Biliopancreatic Diversion

This surgery commences similar to the sleeve gastrectomy procedure. The surgeon starts out by removing a significant portion of the stomach. The surgeon lets the valve (that releases food to the small intestine) remain intact. The first portion of the small intestine, which is known as duodenum, is also left remaining.

Then the surgeon closes the mid portion of the intestine and joins the last part of the intestine to the duodenum directly. This is known as the duodenal switch.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The surgeon develops a small pocket in the top portion of the stomach in the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. This pocket is the sole portion of the stomach that intakes food. This significantly reduces the quantity of food and drink that a patient can comfortably consume.

The small intestine is subsequently cut under the main stomach and joined to create a new pouch. The food will flow from this pouch to this portion of the small intestine directly. However, the primary part of the stomach produces digestive juices. The part of the small intestine connected to the main stomach is reconnected further below. This enables the digestive juices to access the small intestine.

Considerate and dependable bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other towns and cities in this part of the nation for weight loss procedures.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

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