Weight Loss Surgery Options at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Congratulations on taking the first step on your weight loss journey. As your partner, we will help you reach your goals by combining expert providers, comprehensive solutions and the latest techniques. We look forward to working with you as you continue on the path to a new, healthier you.
Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (stomach stapling) is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. It is one of the most frequently performed weight loss procedures in the United States.
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, involves laparoscopically or minimally invasively removing approximately 75-85 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach takes the shape of a tube or “sleeve” and is about the size of a banana. This procedure limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. It allows for normal digestion and absorption. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)
BPD-DS affects intestinal hormones in a manner that reduces hunger, increases fullness and improves blood sugar control, making it the most effective approved metabolic operation for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
BPD-DS combines a sleeve gastrectomy with intestinal bypass which allows food to bypass part of the small intestine limiting food intake and resulting in a significant decrease in the absorption of calories and nutrients.
Not long ago, Glenn Taylor weighed 360 pounds and was on 12 prescription medications. He’s lost more than 150 pounds and is off his medications.
Sentara nurse Jessica Means gains a new lease on life and leftovers after weight loss surgery.