Bariatric Surgery Options
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
One of the very first bariatric procedures created in the 1970s, the Gastric Bypass has stood the test of time. At New Dimensions, we’ve been performing this procedure since 1982, and we were the first in South Texas to perform the Gastric Bypass laparoscopically (minimally invasive) in early 2000.
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)
The Gastric Sleeve operation combines the weight loss and low maintenance of the gastric bypass with the simplicity of gastric banding. Originally conceived as a first stage operation for very heavy and very high-risk patients, this procedure is now a worthwhile option for lighter patients, some with a BMI as low as 30.
Adjustable Gastric Banding (REALIZE Band)
The LAP-BAND became available in 2001, and New Dimensions began using it in 2002. The improved REALIZE Band became available in 2007, and the surgeons of New Dimensions were the first in Texas to put the new Gastric Band to work for patients.
Unfortunately, in the last couple of years we have come to understand that the Band is not a lasting treatment for obesity in most patients.
At New Dimensions, we always recommend that the patient’s original surgeon complete a revision operation. But if that’s not possible, the doctors at New Dimensions can help. More than 20 years of experience has taught us that revision surgery has the best chance of success if the patient is thoroughly prepared for lifestyle change to work with their surgical anatomy. We help patients get prepared by starting every revision evaluation with an engagement in our medical program.