Bariatric Surgery Options
Find the right surgical weight-loss procedure for you at Rex Bariatric Specialists in Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs and Wakefield, North Carolina. As part of our surgical preparation process, you’ll meet one-on-one with a bariatric surgeon to discuss your goals, health and treatment options. Trust the guidance of our doctors, who perform hundreds of bariatric surgeries annually and have the experience to recommend the best procedure for you.
Types of Weight-Loss Surgery
All bariatric procedures make your stomach smaller so you feel full after eating less food. Consider one of these types of surgery:
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch – Removes most of your stomach and connects the remaining portion to a lower section of the small intestine
- Gastric bypass – Divides your stomach into a small pouch and a larger portion, and connects your small intestine directly to the pouch
- Gastric sleeve (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) – Removes about 80 percent of your stomach
- SIPS – Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery
Each of our surgeons performs a particular procedure the same way as the other surgeons. So you can trust you’ll receive an equally high level of care no matter which bariatric doctor you work with.
Revisional Weight-Loss Surgery
If you follow your recovery plan and make required lifestyle changes after surgery, you’ll likely experience the best possible long-term outcome. But if you still regain a lot of weight after having a bariatric procedure, ask your surgeon about revisional surgery. Together, you can explore options for follow-up treatment to help you lose more weight.
Remove a Gastric Band
Talk to us if you had Lap-Band surgery and would like to try a different bariatric surgical approach. We can remove the band and perform a minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy (partial stomach removal) at the same time to help you lose weight more successfully.
Reduce Cost with Outpatient Bariatric Surgery
If your insurance plan doesn’t cover bariatric surgery, ask your surgeon if you qualify to receive gastric sleeve or SIPS surgery on an outpatient basis. You’ll get the same surgery, but stay in the hospital for less time—reducing the cost. Your surgical team will closely monitor your recovery beginning the next day.