Weight Loss Surgery at Sentara
Thanks for taking your first step of your weight loss surgery journey. We look forward to meeting you. Weight loss surgery takes place at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Both centers are nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (stomach stapling) is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. It is one of the most frequently performed weight loss procedures in the United States.Learn More
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, involves laparoscopically or minimally invasively removing approximately 75-85 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach takes the shape of a tube or "sleeve" and is about the size of a banana. This procedure limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. It allows for normal digestion and absorption. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.Learn More
The surgeon uses laparoscopy to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Squeezed by the silicone band, the stomach becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. After banding, the stomach can hold only about an ounce of food.
As part of our quality program, on-going support and information are provided throughout the weight loss process. This includes your physician, a dedicated program coordinator, and a consultation clinic to provide counseling, nutrition and fitness programs. You will find this comprehensive care at both of our nationally accredited centers.Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital