Like so many of us, you too, may have experienced undue stress this summer. It may have taken you off track on your road to weight loss success. You may now find that you put on some excess weight. The virus pandemic hasn’t help; being locked down, quarantined, no camp for the kids, canceled sports, social distancing, canceled vacation trips, and missing visits to family and friends.
Dr Neil can help you get BACK ON TRACK. Don’t be embarrassed! Don’t be ashamed! Dr. Neil is not judgemental. He will help you with his program to achieve long-term weight loss. And, for those of you who are considering having BARIATRIC SURGERY, Dr. Neil can discuss all of the options available to you, including a free insurance evaluation.
Call Dr. Neil today at (203) 852-3050 or visit https://bit.ly/3guKFmr to schedule your virtual appointment. He can help you regain your help and recapture your life.
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FOR THOSE CONTEMPLATING BARIATRIC SURGERY:
Here are some of the options available:
People lose 60% of their extra or excess weight because the stomach is made smaller. The laparoscopic gastric sleeve is performed with a scope through 5 small incisions. The surgery lasts one hour and patients remain in the hospital for one day.
The surgery reduces the amount of food that can fill the stomach by 80% of the stomach. The stomach is molded into the shape of a banana. A tube is placed down the stomach and stapling is performed along the tube. A large portion of the stomach is removed.
Patients have less of the hunger hormone ghrelin. They grow healthy gut bacteria, and the bile in the blood increases.
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Patients lose 70% of their extra or excess weight with this procedure. The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Is performed using a scope that is placed through one of 7 small incisions. The surgery lasts for 2 hours and patients remain in the hospital for 2 days.
During the surgery, the stomach is divided but not removed. At first a small stomach pouch is created that is the size of a lime. The small bowel is normally 600cm long and the second step of the surgery is to divide the bowel at 50 cm. The small bowel is then attached to the stomach pouch with staples and stitches. The small bowel is measured 150 cm from the attachment to the stomach and reattached to the small bowel.
Patients lose weight because they eat less and get full quicker. They also develop faster metabolism. Patients produce less of their hunger hormones such as ghrelin. They develop healthy gut bacteria and have increased bile in their blood which further causes weight loss.
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The lap-band is a silicone band that is placed with a scope and 5 small incisions. It is placed around the top of the stomach 2-3cm from the esophagus and stomach connection. The band is adjustable as the inner tube is filled at weekly and monthly visits to tighten the band. The band can be loosened easily at an office visit. The surgery takes less than one hour and patients may go home the same day.
The gastric balloon is a device that is placed in the stomach by swallowing or inserted with the help of an endoscope. Patients may go home the same day. They may have nausea for 3 days.The balloon remains for 6 months and then is removed. The average patient loses 22 pounds.was instrumental in developing a bill in the Connecticut state legislature to increase access for obesity surgery care.
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REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY
Long-Limb Bypass And Pouch Revision
This procedure is performed on patients who have already had a gastric bypass but have regained weight or have not lost enough weight after their first surgery. The long limb bypass is performed with a scope through 7 incisions. Patients remain in the hospital for 2-3 days. At first, the stomach pouch is reduced in its size and then the bile limb of the bowel is increased in length.
Then the length of the small bowel bypass is increased from 150 cm to 300cm. When this is performed, patients have an additional benefit of malabsorption of some of the food that they eat. Patients may lose an additional 40% of their extra or excess body weight. The surgery may last from2-5 hours depending on the patient’s previous surgery.
You are welcome to call our office and we will supply you with a free insurance evaluation. We are here to assist and support you from your initial decision to the actual surgery and the aftercare for your long-term weight loss. Our staff will carry you through the process and minimize your fears, pressures and help you overcome your concerns.
Dr. Neil Floch and his weight loss surgery team makes the long-term care of your weight loss easy and guides you on a lifelong path to freedom from obesity that is safe, enjoyable and satisfying.