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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

Surgical Weight Loss Options

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

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

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

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.

Our Location

Saint Clare's Dover Hospital
400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
For appointments, call 973-989-3047