Obesity/Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery at Surgical Associates in Evanston.

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery encompasses different minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures designed to produce sustained weight loss. They are regularly performed by our board certified, qualified surgeon at Surgical Associates.

During the Bariatric Surgery consultation process, our expert surgeon will evaluate your medical history, weight loss journey and weight loss goals to create a customized plan for your permanent weight loss.

Our patients report additional benefits of laparoscopic bariatric surgery beyond sustained weight loss, including:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved or resolving Type II diabetes
  • Reduced joint pain and arthritis
  • Improved or resolved sleep apnea
  • Reduced heart disease and improvement in circulatory issues
  • Higher self-confidence, increased emotional stability, higher self-esteem and improved social relationships

Call our office today to schedule a Bariatric Surgery consultation with our board certified surgeon.

847-869-0522

The three types of bariatric surgery

  GASTRIC BANDING SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY GASTRIC BYPASS
  Gastric Banding Sleeve Gastrectomy Gastric Bypass
Procedure description The adjustable gastric band wraps around the upper part of the stomach, dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch that holds a few ounces of food and a larger, lower stomach.

The degree of band tightness affects how much food you can eat and the length of time it takes for food to leave the stomach pouch.
During the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. The sleeve is about the size of a banana. The rest of the stomach is removed. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch using a stapling device and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. The allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine.
How it works to help you lose weight By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the band limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the sleeve gastrectomy limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, this limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer. By bypassing a portion of the small intestine, your body absorbs fewer calories. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.
How it affects digestion Does not significantly alter normal digestion and absorption. Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body. Does not significantly alter normal digestion and absorption. Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body. Reduces the amount of calories (in the form of nutrients) absorbed.
Total percent excess body weight lost (at 3 years) 41% 66% 62%
HEALTH BENEFITS SHOWN IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Type 2 diabetes 59% resolved 56% resolved 78% resolved
High blood pressure 56% resolved 49% resolved 66% resolved
High cholesterol 36% resolved 67% resolved 61% resolved
Obstructive sleep apnea 45% resolved 60% resolved 76% resolved
Average surgery time 1 to 2.5 hours 1.5 to 3.5 hours 2 to 3.7 hours
Average length of hospital stay 1 to 2 days 2 to 3 days 2 to 4 days


FAQ regarding Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery at Surgical Associates in Evanston

What weight-loss surgeries do you perform?
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass are the surgical weight loss procedures that we offer.

Will my insurance cover weight-loss surgery?
Every insurance plan varies, but most insurance plans will cover one or all of these procedures if you meet certain criteria. We recommend checking with your specific insurance plan to be sure that Bariatric surgery is not an excluded benefit by your employer.

How do I qualify for gastric bypass surgery?
You must be 18 or older, have a BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 plus and one or more co-morbid conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, severe sleep apnea, osteoarthritis), along with a history of previously unsuccessful weight loss attempts (under medical supervision), and a stable psychological condition.

What is the process involved with laparoscopic weight loss surgery?
The preoperative process includes a consultation at Surgical Associates in Evanston, preliminary blood work, dietician visits, and clearance by a psychologist. Additional tests may be needed depending on your medical situation. An additional period of medically supervised weight loss may be required depending on your insurance.

What is the recovery time from lap band surgery?
On average you will be in the hospital for one or two nights for recovery. Expect another 2-4 weeks for full recovery back to normal daily activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting will be avoided for at least 6 weeks.
Click here to see more post-operative care information: Pre- and post-op care guide

Which weight loss operation is the best?
Every patient is different. Each patient is evaluated based on BMI, comorbid conditions, and expectations after surgery. Consult with our bariatric surgeon to learn more about the potential benefits and risks of each, and to determine which operation is right for you.


If you have a medical question or concern, please feel free to call us today at (847) 869-0522.

Our staff is trained to answer many of your questions. In the event they are unable to answer your question, they will consult with our surgeon and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

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