Choosing weight loss surgery is a lifelong commitment and a decision to be made with care. Portsmouth Regional Hospital offers education, support and experience to help you make that decision. When choosing which surgery option is right for you, our doctors consider and discuss your individual needs and medical history. They conduct a thorough medical evaluation and help you create a nutrition and exercise follow-up plan to increase your chances of success.
Surgical Weight Loss Options at Portsmouth Regional Hospital
At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, surgical weight loss procedures are performed using minimally invasive or laparoscopic techniques. This means major operations can be performed through tiny incisions with specialized surgical instruments. The result: reduced postsurgical pain, shortened hospital stays, shorter overall recovery time and lowered risk of complications and infection.
These procedures have been shown in long-term medical studies to help patients safely, effectively and permanently lose over 50 percent of their excess weight, improving health, mobility and quality of life. The weight loss surgical procedures performed at our hospital are:
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – This procedure removes about 80 percent of the stomach—including the section that produces ghrelin, a hormone that acts on the brain to produce hunger—and changes the stomach to a tube shape. Learn more about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery – The first type of bariatric surgery adopted for general use, this procedure is performed by dividing the stomach into two sections, one of which becomes a new, smaller stomach that holds about 1.5 ounces of food. The bulk of the stomach remains in place without the capacity to receive food. Learn more about laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Meet our weight loss surgery team.
Attend an Information Session
Your first step in determining whether bariatric surgery is right for you is attending one of our free weight loss information seminars, designed to provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. View dates and register online for an upcoming session or call (888) 421-1080. You may also walk in and register at the seminar.