It’s more than just weight loss. Bariatric surgery can open the door to a healthy new life for people unable to lose weight. Patients who have undergone minimally invasive bariatric surgery have seen startling reversals on debilitating diseases. The surgical procedures completed at The Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics could help prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke some of the leading causes of preventable death. These lifesaving, minimally invasive surgeries can also help in reversing type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, back pain and arthritis.
ReShape jump starts your weight loss by placing two connected, saline-filled gastric balloons made of medical-grade silicone inside your stomach for a short period of time. The ReShape balloon is done in a single, non-surgical procedure, and prioritizes safety in the dual balloon design, and improves comfort by conforming to the shape of your stomach. The ReShape balloon procedure at the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics is the first of it’s kind in Chicago, and is unique as it is not a stand-alone procedure but a comprehensive program that includes tracking tools and coaching from specialized dietitians.
Performed either by a single incision or five small incisions, an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to help you feel fuller, faster. The band is gradually tightened, causing you to eat less and lose weight. There is no cutting or stapling of the stomach, which means this weight loss surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
The most widely used bariatric procedure, gastric bypass surgery divides the stomach to create a small “pouch,” while simultaneously reducing the length of small intestine available for absorption. As a result, you eat less and absorb less; causing fast, significant weight loss.
Using either a single incision or five small incisions, this procedure involves the surgical removal of most of the stomach (80%), resulting in a “sleeve” that is roughly the size and shape of a banana. As with the other procedures, your reduced stomach capacity causes you to eat less and lose weight.
Our surgeons have performed hundreds of revisional surgeries. Our team of experts will help you to customize the best operation for you, regardless of your original surgery. If you are struggling to lose the weight you hoped to lose with surgery, we can work with you to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes for revisional surgery.