Weight Loss Surgery
More than 30 percent of the American population is currently suffering from obesity! If the current trend continues, by the year 2030 this figure is expected to rise to more than 40 percent. In the state of Florida alone, nearly 26.6 percent of our population is considered obese.
GI Surgical Specialists offers advanced incisionless and minimally invasive weight loss surgery options for those seeking long term weight loss. Our weight loss surgery support team provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss helping our patients resolve the behavioral and physical components of obesity.
Severely overweight and obese individuals battle more than just issues concerning their weight. Obesity is often accompanied by additional comorbid conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease and a host of other health problems. Weight loss surgery has the power to not only help overweight individuals lose the weight necessary for them to live a healthier life, but also to improve many of obesity’s dangerous health effects. It will extend the quality and quantity of your life!
In addition to improving existing comorbidities, weight loss surgery can:
- Increase your energy levels
- Improve your self esteem
- Reduce your need for medications
- Improve flexibility and endurance
Weight loss surgery is a tool that can help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and improve your overall health and well-being. At GI Surgical Specialists, Dr. Denk is specializing in incisionless and laparoscopic methods of weight loss surgery and is dedicated to helping you select the weight loss procedure that is right for you.
Laparoscopic and Robotic Weight Loss Surgery
Gastric banding is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery that does not require any permanent changes to the stomach or digestive tract. For long-term weight management, The LAP-BAND System is both adjustable and reversible according to your lifestyle needs.
Sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve procedure is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery that modifies the size and shape of the stomach to limit the amount of food that can be eaten in one sitting. Sleeve gastrectomy is a viable alternative to laparoscopic gastric banding.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been performed worldwide for over 50 years. The procedure consists of making a small stomach referred to as the gastric pouch. The small intestine is rerouted, diverting food past the majority of the stomach and a small portion of the small intestine.