Obesity increases your risk of developing serious and chronic health conditions. Unfortunately, you may be unable to achieve a healthy body and weight through dietary changes and a viable workout plan, hence needing a different approach. Michael Sutker, a renowned McKinney bariatric, general & laparoscopic surgeon, determines your eligibility for weight loss surgery to help you lose weight and maintain long-term body goals. Dr. Sutker offers relevant information about bariatric surgery to prepare you for the journey ahead.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a broad term for weight loss surgical options designed to help you shed extra weight in case diet and exercise fail. Dr. Sutker uses bariatric surgery to decrease your stomach’s capacity to ensure that you do not eat beyond healthy capacities. Bariatric surgery also affects digestive hormones like ghrelin to regulate your appetite.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Dr. Sutker specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery options like revisional weight surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy.
- a) Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Gastric bypass surgery creates a smaller pouch for holding food to reduce your stomach size. Dr. Sutker attaches intestines to the new stomach pouch to maintain your normal digestion process.
- b) Sleeve gastrectomy. Sleeve gastrectomy reduces your stomach size by diminishing the larger sac into a narrower tube, limiting your food intake.
- c) Revisional weight loss surgery. If you have previously had a weight loss surgery like Lap-Band, Dr. Sutker offers revisional weight loss surgery to enhance your weight loss results.
For the bariatric surgery options above, Dr. Sutker uses small incisions to alter your stomach’s size. He uses the da Vinci® robotic surgical system for more accuracy and precision.
Procedures like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may affect the absorption of micronutrients and calories. Dr. Sutker may recommend vitamin supplementation after your bariatric surgery to improve your body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients.
You may benefit from using specialized supplements designed by medical professionals to meet your dietary needs after a weight loss surgery. You may acquire Bariatric Fusion® and Celebrate® nutritional supplements through an e-store or by contacting Dr. Sutker’s bariatric coordinator.
Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery is mostly recommended in case diet and exercise come short of maintaining your body goals. Bariatric surgery helps you shed weight while lowering your risk of chronic complications linked to obesity like heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea.
Dr. Sutker determines your eligibility for bariatric surgery by reevaluating your current health, body goals, and medical history. In most cases, a body mass index that’s above thirty-five may qualify you for weight loss surgery.
Besides the weight considerations, Dr. Sutker considers your willingness and ability to make necessary lifestyle adjustments after your surgery to help you achieve the best results possible. Your lifestyle adjustments include more physical activity and dietary improvements to maintain the results of your minimally invasive surgery.
Other Services Offered at Michael Sutker, MD, PA
- Weight loss
- Acid reflux
- LINX procedure
- General surgery
- Endocrine surgery
- Robotic surgery
Michael Sutker, MD, PA, has two offices serving Texas residents from McKinney and Dallas. If your normal weight loss program is not working out as you expected, Dr. Sutker may recommend bariatric surgery to help you achieve and maintain long-term body goals. To discover your eligibility for bariatric surgery, call the office or book an appointment online.