We help each patient choose the best bariatric solution for their needs. Central Ohio Surgical Associates specializes in three safe, effective bariatric surgical procedures. Before surgery, each patient will undergo a thorough evaluation to determine eligibility for surgery. That evaluation will help our surgeons recommend the best treatment option for each patient’s unique needs.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a laparoscopic surgery that uses several small incisions rather than one large one. During the procedure approximately 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving it in the shape of a tube or “sleeve.” Weight loss through sleeve gastrectomy is typically greater than with gastric banding but less than gastric bypass. If the surgeon believes the weight loss with this approach is inadequate, a second procedure to convert to a gastric bypass is sometimes employed.