Bariatric Surgeries / Bariatric Surgeon
Severe obesity is a serious problem affecting the health of individuals in both in the United States and around the world. Extreme overweight can contribute to a number of health problems and can even shorten life. People who have tried a variety of diets without success may consider bariatric surgery to help them. Bariatric surgery involves procedures that will reduce the amount of food consumed by anatomical and hormonal changes which result in significant weight loss. As a result, these individuals can manage associated health problems much better or even resolve them while regaining their self-confidence.
Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss and Improved Health
Millions of people have benefited from bariatric surgery to help them lose weight and enjoy better health. Individuals consume fewer calories are able to enjoy consistent weight loss to help them get back to a healthy state. As a result, the surgery helps to lower blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, stress on joints and a variety of other health conditions that occur with obesity. A number of different types of procedures are available to ensure a good outcome for your surgery and success in your long-term weight management. Your bariatric surgeon in Miami, Dr. Luciano Fiszer, has the training and experience to ensure optimum care for your surgery, so you can enjoy the benefits of better health and longevity.
This is a procedure that divides the stomach into two parts, creating a smaller pouch. The small intestine is then divided and rearranged so there is less absorption of nutrients which, along with hormonal changes, will generate significant weight loss and improvement in other severe medical conditions. This procedure is done in a minimally invasive way with the latest technology to assure a fast recovery.
Orbera Intragastric Balloon
The Orbera intragastric balloon is a saline-filled, silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach through the mouth during an endoscopy. The balloon makes the patient feel full, so they consume fewer calories and lose weight. After six months, the balloon is endoscopically removed in an outpatient procedure. This is a great alternative for patients with less severe overweight.
Sleeve gastrectomy offers a similar concept for weight control. The procedure removes a large part of the stomach leaving a tube-shaped portion. The smaller stomach reduce the amount of food the person needs to feel full, decreasing the amount of calories consumed and leading to weight loss. Hormonal changes also occur leading to good long term results.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band or Lap-Band
The lap-band, or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, uses a small ring-shape device to make the stomach smaller. The band is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen while using a videocamera. The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to make a small pouch. As a result, the patient can only consume a small portion of food, which helps them to lose weight. The band can be loosened or tightened through an access port under the skin of the abdomen. The recovery time is very short.
Dr. Fiszer will determine the best procedure to help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss over the long term. With multiple certifications in advanced techniques and many years of experience, Dr. Fiszer’s bariatric surgeon Miami practice will ensure that your procedure is tailored to your individual needs, with extensive pre- and post-surgery instructions and care.