Surgical Weight Loss Options

Losing weight on your own can be extremely challenging. Even with some initial success, most people ultimately regain much of the weight they lose. Committing to a weight loss program at Mercy Health - Weight Management Solutions may very well be the weight-loss solution you’ve been looking for. We partner with each patient to develop a lifelong plan for weight loss and healthy living, offering long-term support and medical expertise to make weight loss possible.

At our practices, serving Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas, we provide Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND® and REALIZE™ Band Adjustable Gastric Banding, as well as weight loss counseling and support services, and much more.

Tens of thousands of weight loss procedures are performed annually in the United States. Patients who choose surgical weight loss report dramatically improved quality of life, including better health, better self-esteem, and a more satisfying social life. View our Success Stories to see what our program can do for you.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adjustable Gastric Banding 
  • In this procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time.
  • The laparoscopic procedure has the benefit of a quicker recovery time and less pain than traditional open surgery.
  • Most popular surgical weight loss procedure in the nation.
  • Surgery lasts one hour and requires a hospital stay of one day.
  • Dietitians will provide on-going education on dietary regimen before and after surgery.
  • Typically results in a significant amount of weight loss.
  • Dramatic impact on weight-related health problems.
  • Excellent long-term results.
  • Allows for normal digestion/absorption.

 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric bypass surgery performed laparoscopically reduces the capacity of the stomach and bypasses a portion of the small intestine.
  • Surgery lasts 1.5–2 hours and requires a hospital stay of two days.
  • Dietitians will provide on-going education on dietary regimen before and after surgery.
  • Typically results in the largest amount of weight loss.
  • Dramatic impact on weight-related health problems.
  • Excellent long-term results.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • In this procedure, a gastric band wraps around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small upper pouch that holds about ½ cup of food, limiting the amount of food eaten at one time.
  • More gradual weight loss.
  • The band is reversible.
  • No staples.
  • Requires multiple adjustments in an outpatient setting.
  • Surgery lasts 30–60 minutes and typically has a one-day or less hospital stay.
  • Typically results in a significant amount of weight loss.
  • Has a positive impact on weight-related health problems.

Other Surgical Weight Loss Options

Mercy Health - Weight Management Solutions offers other alternatives as part of our commitment to offering treatment with the best options available for your needs.

Revision Surgery

If you have had bariatric surgery and are unhappy with the results or have complications, please contact our office to arrange a private consultation with our fellowship-trained surgeons to determine if revision surgery is right for you.

Transfer Patients

Life happens. If you are a patient who has had bariatric surgery and has moved away from your initial program, or if your current program is no longer meeting your needs, Mercy Health - Weight Management Solutions would be pleased to have you join our program. You are welcome to attend one of our free patient information sessions or you may schedule a private consultation with one of our team members. Office visits with our staff may be covered by insurance or may be self-pay. Contact us for more information.