The occurrence of obesity has become a national epidemic, with advanced obesity affecting over 15 million people. Bariatric surgery can help those struggling with the disease restore their health and happiness.
The Roux-en-y gastric bypass is the most popular weight loss procedure in the United States, representing the majority of bariatric surgeries performed over the last 30 years.
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), or sleeve gastrectomy, was originally developed as the first step to a more complex procedure. It’s been found, however, that many patients lose an adequate amount of weight with this procedure alone, setting it apart as a viable option for long-term weight loss.