Weight loss surgeries

A variety of surgeries are used to decrease the size of the stomach and / or bypass food. The two most commonly done in the U.S. are Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and the Gastric sleeve surgery. The gastric band and another type of surgery called Verbal banded gastroplasty (VBG) are usually not done now. Please speak to your GI physician and surgeon about the risks and benefits.