The following are 3 approaches to weight loss surgery that Dr. Alanis performs.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most effective method of weight loss and weight maintenance of all surgical and medical techniques available.
The sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery only on the stomach (it is only a restrictive procedure) and does not involve any surgery on intestine (which would make it malabsorptive). Sleeve gastrectomy has also been called partial gastrectomy and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.It basically consists of making a stomach that looks like a pouch into a long tube; therefore the name “sleeve”.
At East Houston Surgical Associates we have a special interest in helping those who have had a previous gastric band procedure (LapBand® or similar) for weight control which hasn’t worked as you had hoped or is giving you other problems. We offer our expertise to our own patients and also to those who have had operations with other surgeons.