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Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Dr.Owens discusses weight loss surgery options:

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Severely overweight patients are not all alike. However they know that obesity is unhealthy and can be as dangerous as any other disease.

Very few individuals are able to stay with the rigors of dietary reduction for years on end. Weight loss surgery is the only proven successful method for long term weight loss. Studies show that serious health problems (for example, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, coronary heart disease,  and other comorbidities) are often improved and even resolved following weight loss surgery. Dr. Owens and the CoastalCenterfor Obesity program have cared for more than 8,000 patients since 1987. Dr. Owens and staff will help you to find the right surgical solution to meet your needs:

  View Coastal Obesity's real patient success stories to get some insider perspective  
  Coastal Obesity puts years of knowledge to work for you - to give you a healthier lifestyle  
  With several different weight-loss surgery options, we'll help you find the one that's best for you  
Safe, significant, and permanent weight-loss.
The most adjustable and least invasive option.
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Latest Advance in Safe, long term success and appetite control.
Revision Surgery
A safety net, to assure weight-loss success.
Plastic Surgery
Physical adjustments after weight-loss surgery including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and body lift.

Health Benefit Comparison

The following information provides an overview of the differences between surgical weight loss options. Only you and your surgeon can evaluate the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery and choose the most appropriate procedure for you.

Health Benefits Shown in Clinical Trials
Gastric Banding Type 2 diabetes High blood pressure High cholesterol Obstructive sleep apnea Average surgery time Length of hospital stay
Gastric Banding 59% resolved 56% resolved 36% resolved 45% resolved 1 to 2.5 hours Outpatient
Sleeve Gastrectomy 56% resolved 49% resolved 67% resolved 60% resolved 1.5 to 3.5 hours 1 to 2 nights
Gastric Bypass 78% resolved 66% resolved 61% resolved 76% resolved 2 to 3.7 hours 1 to 2 nights