Weight Loss - Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery may be right for you if you are severely overweight and have been unsuccessful at losing weight through diet, exercise, therapy, or drugs. Our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Ahad Khan, offers patients a variety of safe and effective, minimally invasive weight loss surgical options. Dr. Khan treats morbid obesity, gastro-esophageal reflux, as well as diseases of the colon, small intestine, stomach, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and liver.
Dr. Khan can also perform incision-less surgery with the StomaphyX for patients who have regained weight after bariatric surgery. You can read more about our bariatric surgery services below or call our office at 678-691-0880 to make an appointment with Dr. Khan.
LAPBAND (Laparoscopic Adjustable Band)
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a restrictive weight loss procedure. In this procedure a band is secured around the upper portion of the stomach separating it into a small section and a larger section. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the capacity of the stomach thereby allowing the patient to experience a sense of fullness more quickly, even while consuming less food. Since the band is adjustable it can be loosened or tightened to change the rate of weight loss.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and limits food intake. About 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “tube” or “sleeve”. No intestines are removed or bypassed. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (pronounced roo-en-why, or simply RYGB) involves both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to produce long term weight loss. RYGB can be performed as a laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedure. First, the stomach is reduced in size by using surgical staples or the vertical banding method. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch allowing food to bypass the lower stomach. This allows the body to reduce the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Through the use of laser technologies to melt fat while coagulating blood in the blood vessels, it is possible for patients to enjoy all the benefits of traditional liposuction without the long recovery periods. The recovery period is diminished because Smart Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients experience less pain and see results from their surgery more quickly.
Cellulaze is the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. A minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure, Cellulaze is an anti-cellulite treatment clinically proven to increase your skin's natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts.