Vidant Medical Center offers three types of weight-loss surgery.
Gastric banding – The surgeon places an adjustable band around your stomach, reducing the amount of food you can eat.
Gastric bypass – The surgeon cuts your stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. The larger portion of your stomach and much of the small intestine are bypassed.
Gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy – The surgeon permanently removes a large portion of your stomach and creates a long tube from the remaining part of your stomach.