Types of Operations
Bariatric surgery is not “one-size-fits-all!” The best operation for you may be different from the best operation for someone else. When you come in for you for your visit, your surgeon will talk to you about many different things. What is your weight now? What is your target weight? What other medical problems do you have? Do you have diabetes? Do you have reflux (GERD)? The answers to these questions will help you and your surgeon determine which operation is best for you.
The different operations are shown here on the left.
Sleeve gastrectomy is now the most common bariatric operation done worldwide. In the sleeve gastrectomy, the left side of the stomach is removed, leaving a long, narrow, banana-shaped stomach.