Procedures offered by the Piedmont Hospital Bariatric Program
Piedmont offers three leading bariatric weight loss solutions using the latest innovations in laparoscopic surgery. Using this modern, minimally invasive technique, surgeons insert laparoscopes, or thin tubes with attached video cameras, into small abdominal incisions to view the area on which surgery is being performed. This type of surgery usually results in reduced pain and faster recovery times.
A lap band, which is both adjustable and reversible, is an inflatable silicone device that is placed around the top portion of the stomach to create a pouch. The pouch limits the amount of food intake and makes the patient feel full more quickly.
What are the risks of surgery?
Every surgery comes with risks, including bariatric surgery. The risks are different for each patient. However, your bariatric surgeon will explain your particular risks in detail, based on your medical history.