Weight Loss Procedures & Surgery Options
Mills-Peninsula's weight loss surgery program is an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (ASMBS). We offer obesity surgeries to patients looking for the best care in San Mateo County and beyond.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux was the name of the Swiss surgeon who developed this technique of joining the stomach pouch to the small intestine, creating a small pouch and a U-shaped intestinal junction. It is most effective in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and works by reducing the amount of food a person may eat at one time and by "bypassing" the small intestine where the absorption of calories occurs.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Revisional Surgery following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
After a thorough re-evaluation, patients with a structural problem with prior gastric bypass procedure may benefit from endoscopic revisional surgery to tighten the passageway from pouch to small bowel.
This minimally invasive approach may also be used to treat GERD (gastro- esophageal reflux disease).