The Bariatric Program at the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus is committed to serving you as you begin your weight-loss journey. Our experienced team will help determine which procedure is right for you. We offer a range of weight-loss surgery options, including:
Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass
This is the most common procedure. A surgeon creates a small pouch from the stomach and connects it directly to the small intestine. This helps lower the amount of food you can eat in one sitting.
This procedure removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a long, tube-like pouch. This smaller stomach can't hold as much food. It also produces less of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin, which can curb your desire to eat.
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)
This type of bariatric surgery changes the size of your stomach and the length of your small intestine. It limits how much food you can eat, digest and absorb.
Your body changes over time, which can have an impact on the changes made by weight loss surgery. Bariatric revision surgery can correct those changes or improve a previous procedure.