Bariatric Surgery

Comparing Weight Loss Options and When Bariatric Surgery Could be the Best Solution

Jun 24, 2022

Many people try exercise, diet programs, fasting, and even other non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting and injections to lose weight without getting the desired results. There is no one-size-fits-all weight loss solution.

And diet and exercise alone may not work for everyone, but a tested and proven procedure may be what you need to keep the weight off for good and enjoy a healthy life.

Nicholson Clinic has experienced doctors who provide medical guidance and the best surgical and non-surgical approaches to weight loss. Their procedures are advanced, minimally invasive, and results-oriented. Candidates for these procedures usually have a BMI of 30 or more and have tried other approaches with no success.

Nicholson Clinic specializes in bariatric surgery, which involves different surgical procedures. Bariatric surgery is an excellent weight loss solution, with many people attesting to its long-term, positive results. Each option has something unique to offer based on your health, lifestyle, and weight loss goals.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure involving resectioning a part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hormone responsible for people feeling hungry. By undergoing Sleeve Gastrectomy, the size of your stomach will be much smaller helping with portion control, and your appetite will be suppressed, helping you lose weight.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is performed to reduce the stomach while allowing food to bypass your small intestine. To make the stomach smaller, a pouch will be created at the top, allowing the small stomach to connect to the middle of your small intestine. This will reduce the portion of food you consume, helping you to cut calories and blunting your appetite.

LAP-BAND® Surgery

In LAP-BAND surgery or Laparoscopic banding, a band is fastened around your stomach to reduce its capacity. With a small stomach pouch, you’ll be limited to a smaller amount of food intake, leaving you satiated with less food. The procedure is reversible.

Bariatric surgery could be the ideal weight loss solution for someone who is about 100 pounds overweight and has tired other options without lasting success. The long-term benefits of weight loss surgery greatly outweigh the risks. The doctors at Nicholson Clinic will evaluate your health, lifestyle, and preference before advising you on the best option to take.