If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you may be wondering what kinds of weight loss surgeries are available. You’re probably also wondering which of the procedures is right for you and your specific situation. And, last but not least, you might also be wondering which is the least invasive weight loss surgery.A picture of a bathroom scale showing the words, "You're Fine!"

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

There are several different types of weight loss surgeries, which are collectively known as bariatric surgeries.

Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. These surgeries limit how much you can eat and/or reduce the absorption of nutrients.

Check the Oregon Weight Loss Surgery website to see if you may qualify for one of these weight loss procedures.

Bariatric surgeries can have a dramatic effect on a person’s physical health as well as a profound effect on their mental wellbeing. When combined with continuing treatment and nutrition plans, bariatric surgeries can improve health complications that often coincide with incidences of severe obesity, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Examples of weight loss surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric band. At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, we perform each of these procedures. We’ll consult with you to determine what’s most likely to be your best option. Then we’ll formulate a plan that delivers the results you’re aiming for.

Each procedure has its own pros and cons, but when considering which one is the least invasive weight loss surgery, we’d encourage potential patients to look into the gastric balloon.

Least Invasive Weight Loss Surgery

A gastric balloon is a nonsurgical treatment for obesity. Why is the gastric balloon the least invasive weight loss surgery option? The answer is in the details of the procedure.

The weight loss specialists at Oregon Weight Loss Surgery utilize the Orbera Intragastric Balloon. This is a silicone balloon that is inserted into the patient’s stomach during an outpatient endoscopic procedure that usually only takes about 15 minutes.

After the balloon is inserted, we fill it with a patient-appropriate amount of saline. This expansion of the balloon means there’s less room in the stomach. The patient, therefore, feels more full sooner during a meal and thus eats less food.

The best part of all: The patient usually leaves the surgery center within a few hours.

The reason the gastric balloon is the least invasive weight loss surgery is because it’s inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a nonsurgical procedure.

No incisions, no stitches, and no scars!

Finally, the Orbera balloon poses minimal risk to most patients, and it is a temporary procedure. In most cases, the balloon is removed after six months.

The Food and Drug Administration approves the Orbera Intragastric Balloon for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40. Click here to see if you may qualify!

At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, gastric balloon procedures represent just one of several weight loss surgeries. Contact Oregon Weight Loss Surgery today to get started on your own path to health and wellness.

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