Surgical Weight Loss Options

Weight loss surgeries help minimize the chance you will over-eat by causing you to feel full sooner. The different types of weight loss surgeries are classified as restrictivemalabsorptive or a combination.

Restrictive procedures involve placing a band around the stomach, dividing the stomach to create a small pouch or removing a part of the stomach, limiting the amount of food you can take in before feeling full.

Malabsorptive procedures bypass a portion of the intestine, causing the body to absorb fewer calories.

Some surgeries combine the two techniques.

Our Surgical Services

At Augusta University Medical Center, we perform:

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