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Westmoreland County Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric surgery helps the very obese achieve a healthier weight when routine diet and exercise or medications have failed. Weight loss surgery works by restricting how much a person can eat and/or decreasing the amount of calories the body can absorb. The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health offers three types of surgery, the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the adjustable LAP-BAND and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

A bariatric community educational meeting schedule is available here.  Or, view the information online by clicking the "Online Seminar Registration" button at right.

The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery used by surgeons at Excela Health offers these benefits:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of hernia
  • More...  

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Decreased calorie absorption occurs when the route from the stomach to a portion of the small intestine is bypassed. The stomach is made into a pouch that holds less food. Both the bypass and smaller pouch allow you to eat and absorb less food, resulting in weight loss.


A collar is placed around the upper stomach, reducing the amount that can be eaten. The collar is adjustable and allows you to feel fuller more quickly.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A weight loss procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The surgery creates a thin "sleeve" of stomach, removing the rest. Patients experience significant weight loss and improvements to their health.  The procedure limits the amount of food a person can eat and helps the person feel fuller, sooner.

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