Weight Loss Surgery Options in Dothan, Alabama
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, offers a proven and effective way for men and women to lose weight when diet and exercise alone have not worked. Flowers Bariatric Center provides laparoscopic gastric-band and gastric-sleeve surgeries to help individuals gain control of their weight and pursue healthy lifestyles. Weight loss surgery is an important first step in reducing your weight and decreasing or eliminating weight-related illnesses. Before making this life-changing decision, we invite you to use the resources on this website to learn about your weight loss options as well as to understand the changes you will need to make for long-term weight loss success.
Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric band surgery uses an adjustable band to restrict the amount of food that can pass into your stomach. This restriction helps you feel full and stay satisfied with a small amount of food. Because it doesn’t permanently alter your digestive tract, gastric band is the only bariatric surgery that is both adjustable and reversible.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery is also called the sleeve gastrectomy or simply ‘the sleeve surgery’. During a gastric sleeve surgery approximately 80 percent of your stomach is removed, and the remaining stomach resembles a narrow, cylinder-shaped ‘sleeve’. The smaller stomach size restricts the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Because the part of the stomach that is removed is responsible for producing hormones that control appetite, the gastric sleeve surgery often reduces hunger and cravings.