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Other Procedures

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

A small pouch is formed from the top par

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

A silicone band is placed around the top

Laparoscopic Bilio Pancreatic Diversion with duodenal switch

The BPD-DS procedure includes a vertical

Check your BMI

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What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

What does your number mean?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes.
The health risks associated with increasing BMI are continuous and the interpretation of BMI gradings in relation to risk may differ for different populations.

As of today if your BMI is at least 35 to 39.9 and you have an associated medical condition such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure or if your BMI is 40 or greater, you may qualify for a bariatric operation.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Claros.

< 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight
25 – 29.9 Overweight
30 – 34.9 Class I Obesity
35 – 39.9 Class II Obesity
≥ 40 Class III Obesity (Morbid)

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

A silicone band is placed around the top of the stomach forming a small pouch and a small opening for food to pass through. This pouch will restrict the amount of food one is able to eat. The band is adjusted through the injection of saline water into a port placed below the skin in the abdomen. Multiple adjustments must be made in the office throughout the first year. Weight loss, averaging one to two pounds per week, is slower than the gastric bypass because it takes some time to adjust the band to the correct level for each person.
The patient must be motivated and compliant as this procedure will not prohibit problem foods high in sugar. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band may be chosen because it is a lower risk, non-permanent procedure. Patients may not choose the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band if they do not want to go through the needle adjustments or have a foreign object in their body, and because of the slower weight loss.

Success Stories

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    Phedra

    Growing up, and maxing out at a statuesque 5’0”, there was never anywhere for the extra pounds to hide.

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    Mikki

    After years of yo-yo dieting I was desperate to find something to help save my life.

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    Michelle

    Like many people, I’ve battled with my weight all my life. I always felt like a failure because I couldn’t control this one area of my life.

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    Mary Lizzie

    It was important to me to have an experienced surgeon and a program that had all the resources I knew I would need.