Have you been told in the past that you are too heavy for LAP-BAND® surgery or gastric bypass surgery? If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is high enough that you cannot safely have laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, don’t give up. Our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Wadiwala has helped patients just like you turn their lives around and enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle with laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is an advanced bariatric procedure that removes 80% of your stomach, leaving you with a much smaller, sleeve-shaped organ that holds 100 to 150 mL of food and liquid. Because your stomach is significantly smaller, you will become fuller faster and consume less overall. Sleeve gastrectomy is quite safe, and leaves all nerves and sphincter muscles untouched. Though it is a relatively new procedure, it has been proven highly effective, and Dr. Wadiwala performs more gastrectomies than any other procedure.
Living with obesity can be a daily struggle. Day-to-day activities that other people take for granted can be difficult or even impossible—sitting in a booth at a restaurant, climbing stairs, getting on an airplane, or playing with your kids, for example.
If your problem with obesity is keeping you from fully enjoying life here in Houston, it may be time to talk to our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Irfan Wadiwala about laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery actually reduces the size of your stomach and reroutes your digestive system, helping you to feel full more quickly and allowing your body to absorb fewer calories.
If you have already undergone bariatric weight loss surgery, but have since regained too much of the weight you lost, you may be frustrated and discouraged. Don’t lose hope. You still have a chance to get back to a healthy weight and lifestyle. Our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Irfan Wadiwala is fully qualified to perform the laparoscopic revision bariatric surgery that can give you the second chance you need.
Dr. Wadiwala performs several types of revision surgeries for patients who have had bariatric surgery performed elsewhere. As a board-certified bariatric surgeon, with over 1,500
patients, he can perform revisions for gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, vertical banded gastroplasty, molina band, and more.
LAP-BAND is a reversible, extremely effective form of bariatric surgery. During the LAP-BAND procedure, Dr. Wadiwala will separate your stomach into two parts using a ring. Once you have healed, Dr. Wadiwala will gradually fill the balloon inside the band with saline. This will reduce hunger and add restriction to passage of food, helping with weight loss. Many patients choose this procedure since it is reversible and the band can be adjusted to meet changing health conditions or other needs. With diet and exercise, the average LAP-BAND® patient loses as much as 40% of their body weight in the first year.
LAP-BAND surgery does not involve re-routing your digestive tract, which makes LAP-BAND less painful than other bariatric procedures and allows for a faster recovery. Dr. Wadiwala performs LAP-BAND surgery through just a single small incision which also speeds up your recovery and reduces the risk of infection and other complications.
Many of our patients struggle to lose weight on their own, but are hesitant to pursue bariatric surgery. At Houston Weight Loss, we offer the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon at our Spring, Texas-area practice as an effective non-surgical weight-loss solution. This soft, durable silicone balloon is endoscopically placed in the stomach to encourage proper portion control. It is part of a two-stage system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that helps patients establish healthier habits in order to maintain long-term weight loss.
To learn more about whether the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is right for you, contact us today to get your questions answered, or for a free consultation at (281) 653-6544.
Our Houston general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery practice provides thorough evaluation and testing, diagnosis and treatment of a full range of standard and complex conditions requiring general surgical solutions. Working in close partnership with other referring physician specialists is vital to our patient care.
Many people are able to achieve toned bodies through physical fitness and healthy diets. But, no amount of exercise or dietary control can improve loose, sagging skin or uneven body contours. Body contouring surgery is one option for people whose skin and underlying tissue has lost its natural elasticity due to massive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, sun damage, genetics or other reasons.
If your abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, breasts or upper arms sag or droop, you may consider body contouring for a solution. Body contouring not only removes excess skin and fat deposits, it also improves the tone of the tissue beneath. Body contouring can also improve the appearance of cellulite that leaves you with dimpled, uneven skin.
Body contouring refers to a group of procedures that target different areas of the body. Dr. Wadiwala and his team will sit down with you to discuss your problem areas and your goals for the surgery. Common body contouring procedures include