Bariatric Surgeries and Procedures
Not all bariatric procedures are the same. Your surgeon will work with you to determine which procedure best suits your needs and goals.
We encourage you to attend one of our free educational surgical weight loss seminars to understand the differences between the procedures we offer: gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding.
Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y): A small stomach pouch about the size of an egg is created. The remainder of the patient's stomach is completely divided from the pouch and a portion of the small intestine is bypassed. The new pouch allows the patient to feel full after only a small amount of food, helping patients to eat less and lose weight.
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve): The left side of the stomach is surgically removed, leaving the pylorus intact. This results in a new stomach that is roughly the size and shape of a banana, restricting the amount of food a person can eat at one time.
ReShape Program: Offered exclusively at our Zeeland Community Hospital, ReShape is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that combines a new dual balloon technology with a year of comprehensive coaching to create proven weight loss without surgery.