WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (BARIATRIC SURGERY)
Bariatric surgery might be considered for patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 kg/m2 and above with obesity related disorders (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, etc) or 40 kg/m2 and above with or without obesity related disorders. In 2011, the FDA approved the use of the Lap band device for lower BMI.
Know your Body Mass Index (BMI): BMI Calculator
We implement minimally invasive techniques in performing weight loss procedures, the procedures include:
This involves creating a small pouch and rerouting the small intestine. Please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube channel
showing laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass.
This involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach aiming at inducing satiety. In selective cases, the surgery can be done through one small incision only (hidden in the umbilicus). For Single Incision Lap Band, please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube Channel.
This involves removal of large portion of the stomach. In selective cases, the surgery can be done through one small incision only (hidden in the umbilicus). For Single Incision Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy, please check Dr. Akkary’s YouTube Channel