Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Surgery Options

Every patient has a procedure that best fits their needs. A consultation with Dr. Hodges helps patients understand the risks and benefits of each operation.

Many times patients will have incorrect information about the various procedures offered. While a patient might change their mind as to which operation is right for them during the consultation, every patient is confident in their decision once they leave the consultation with Dr. Hodges.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass has been the gold standard weight loss operation for the past 20 years. By surgically dividing the stomach and re-routing the normal digestion of food patients are given multiple mechanisms to help them effectively lose weight.

Watch a video on gastric bypass surgery
Comparison chart of weight loss surgery procedures

Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is reshaped into a structure resembling a sleeve or tube.

Watch a video on the sleeve gastrectomy procedure
Comparison chart of weight loss surgery procedures



Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is another operation that gives patients a highly effective tool to assist with weight loss. The band is buckled around the top part of the stomach creating a small pouch of stomach above the band. The pouch restricts the amount of food it takes to feel full when eating.

Watch a video on the LAP-BAND® operation
Comparison chart of weight loss surgery procedures