Surgical Options

Surgical Options

Overview

Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital offers surgical solutions to address significant weight loss challenges and helping patients to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Most weight loss surgeries are performed laparoscopically, commonly known as the minimally invasive approach. This technique lends itself to a less invasive procedure compared to conventional, open surgery.

The procedures are performed through a few small incisions, involving the use of thin instruments and a camera. Potential benefits of this technique include fewer complications, less pain, less time in the hospital, and reduced recovery time overall.

View a brief video on the surgical options

Our Location

Saint Clare's Dover Hospital

400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801

For appointments, call 973-989-3047

Surgical Weight Loss Options

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: A large portion of the stomach following the major curve is removed. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach.

Benefits of Vertical Sleeve

  • Allows the stomach to function normally so most food can be consumed
  • Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces hormones that stimulate hunger
  • Can be done laparoscopically

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass: A small pouch in the top part of the stomach is created. This step restricts the amount of food the patient can consume. This pouch is then connected to a segment of the small intestine, meaning the rest of the stomach and a portion of the small bowel is bypassed. This bypass prevents the absorption of calories, resulting in significant weight loss.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass

  • Performed laparoscopically
  • Improvement or resolution of other related health conditions

Gastric Band

Gastric Band: A device placed around the upper section of the stomach, creating a small pouch above the band intended to reduce the amount of food that is consumed.

Benefits of Gastric Band

  • This procedure if fully reversible
  • Faster recovery period

Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

Weight Loss Revisional Surgery: Most patients achieve success with their first bariatric surgery. But, patients may seek revisional surgery if they are experiencing side effects, are not achieving their desired weight loss, and for a variety of other reasons. Saint Clare’s Bariatric Team is here to help. Please call to speak with our bariatric coordinator or attend a seminar to see how we can assist you in achieving your goals.