Weight Loss Procedures

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is newly recognized as a primary procedure for weight loss. It reduces the size of the stomach to decrease food intake.


Gastric Bypass

the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is often considered the gold standard of weight-loss surgery. This procedure creates a small stomach pouch — about the size of an egg — to bypass some of the small intestine, reducing food intake and limiting absorption of calories.


This newer procedure consists of a sleeve gastrectomy and a bypass of small intestine with a connection between the duodenum and the small intestine. SADi-S is an effective procedure for weight loss and resolution of co-morbidities like type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. SADi-S is an option for both a primary and a revisional procedure.

Duodenal Switch

This two-part procedure is considered the most effective because it results in the greatest amount of weight lost and generally the most dramatic improvement in weight-related conditions, especially type II diabetes.

Revision procedures

As the field of bariatric surgery evolves, surgical techniques and technology have become more refined, ensuring more favorable outcomes. Some bariatric surgery patients who had their initial surgery years ago now need additional care – a field known as revisional bariatrics.

Lap Band

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), commonly referred to as Lap Band used to be one of the most popular bariatric procedures worldwide. Today, it is no longer recommended due to risk of medical complications, and lack of long-term success.

Today, it is common to convert a lap band to a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve to a Duodenal Switch. Learn more about revision procedures.

Pre-Surgery Consultations

Prior to your surgery, you will have meetings with your surgeon, nutritionist, and a behavioral health professional to ensure you are physically and mentally ready for a lifetime change in your eating and nutrition habits.

Unlike many other programs, Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss does not require patients to lose a specific amount of weight before surgery.

Advanced Endoscopy

Endoscopy can augment bariatric surgery, especially for those patients who do not qualify for surgery. Emerson is one of just a few weight loss centers that have an endoscopic gastroenterologist on staff, making care more streamlined for patients.

Your Journey to Overcoming Obesity Starts Here.

The first step to achieving your weight-loss goals is to register below for a free information session. Emerson Health’s Bariatric surgeons and Center for Weight Loss team members provide an overview of the surgical weight loss program.

Qualifying for Surgery

Qualifications for weight-loss surgery is based on national guidelines from the National Institute of Health and American College of Surgeons. To qualify, an individual must possess BMI and *PLUS weight-related comorbidity:

The First Step:
Information Session

The first step to achieving your weight-loss goals is to register for a free information session. Emerson Health’s bariatric surgeons and Center for Weight Loss team members provide an overview of the surgical weight loss program, including a description of the surgical weight loss procedure options available, how they work, and their risks and benefits.

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