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LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

 

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LAPAROSCOPIC
GASTRIC
BYPASS

LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE
GASTRIC BANDING
"LAP BAND"

 


 

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DATES OF UPCOMING INFORMATION SEMINARS

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DATES OF UPCOMING
PATIENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

HOW DOES Dr. BALLANTYNE EVALUATE HIS PATIENTS?

Dr. BALLANTYNE'S RECENT AWARDS

BEFORE SURGERY & AFTER SURGERY
PHOTOS OF Dr. BALLANTYNE'S PATIENTS

Dr. BALLANTYNE'S RECENT BARIATRIC PRESENTATIONS

 

 


 

NIH CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON THE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY GUIDELINES

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACILITIES PERFORMING BARIATRIC SURGERY

SAGES GUIDELINES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

 

NIH: GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY FOR SEVERE OBESITY


GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D.
F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
PROFESSOR OF SURGERY

BOARD CERTIFIED IN:
GENERAL SURGERY & COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

OFFICE
HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER,
20 PROSPECT AVENUE, SUITE #901
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

CURRENT POSITIONS
DIRECTOR OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY

 

PRACTICE LIMITED TO LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY


CONTACT US AT:
1-201-996-2959 or ghb@lapsurgery.com

This page last updated: January 24, 2004 03:28 PM

Dr. BALLANTYNE IS CURRENTLY
ACCEPTING SELECTED PATIENTS FOR LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS.


PATIENT CRITERIA:

1.    BMI 35-40: WITH SIGNIFICANT CO-MORBID CONDITIONS SUCH AS DIABETES

2.    BMI 40-60:

3.    PATIENTS MUST 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER

4.     PATIENTS MUST HAVE ATTEMPTED SUPERVISED WEIGHT REDUCTION PROGRAMS.

 


OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

RECENT BARIATRIC PRESENTATIONS


LINK TO BMI CALCULATOR


LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

ADVANTAGES:

1. Most commonly performed weight reduction operation in the United States.

2. Most reliable operation for longterm weight loss.

3. Longterm weight loss averages 60 to 75 percent of excess body weight.

4. Works by both restriction and malabsorption.

5. Total hospital stay averages 2 to 3 days.

5. Significant malnutrition following laparoscopic bypass is unusual.

6. Generally covered by United States insurance companies.

 

DISADVANTAGES

1. Not reversible.

2. 0.5 to 1 percent chance of dying from operation.

3. 5 to 10 percent chance of significant perioperative complications.

4. 10 percent longterm chance of stricture of gastrojejunostomy.

5. Operation is not adjustable.

 


 

LAPAROSCOPIC
GASTRIC
BYPASS

LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE
GASTRIC BANDING
"LAP BAND"

 


 

MEET Dr. BALLANTYNE'S OFFICE STAFF

DATES OF UPCOMING INFORMATION SEMINARS

WHAT IS THE BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTER?

DATES OF UPCOMING
PATIENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

HOW DOES Dr. BALLANTYNE EVALUATE HIS PATIENTS?

Dr. BALLANTYNE'S RECENT AWARDS

BEFORE SURGERY & AFTER SURGERY
PHOTOS OF Dr. BALLANTYNE'S PATIENTS

Dr. BALLANTYNE'S RECENT BARIATRIC PRESENTATIONS

 

 


PUBLISHED
CONSENSUS STATEMENTS &
GUIDLEINES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

 

NIH CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON THE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY GUIDELINES

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACILITIES PERFORMING BARIATRIC SURGERY

SAGES GUIDELINES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY


LINKS TO OTHER BARIATRIC WEB SITES


 MORE INFORMATION:
CALL 1-201-996-2959
EMAIL ghb@lapsurgery.com
or browse these other pages:

  • GARTH H. BALLANTYNE, M.D. - BACKGROUND AND TRAINING Dr. Ballantyne's background, training, academic career and clinical experience are outlined. In addition a full list of his PUBLICATIONS and LECTURES are inluded on linked web pages. Finally, the INSURANCE PLANS in which Dr. Ballantyne participates are indicated on another linked page.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY - A new type of surgery that decreases the size of incisions used by surgeons that causes less pain and speeds recovery compared to traditionsl surgical techniques. It is also called Keyhole Surgery, Band Aid Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • AN OVERVIEW OF LAPAROSCOPIC GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY - Results and complications of diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy are regiewed. Topics include esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, small bowel and colorectal laparoscopic surgery procedures.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC COLECTOMY - Laparoscopic removal of a part of the colon for diverticulitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Chronic Ulcerative Colitis, rectal prolapse, volvulus, sigmoid volvulus, cecal volvulus or constipation.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY - Surgical removal of the gallbladder for gallstones, cholelithiasis, acute cholecystitis, chronic cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, biliary colic or common bile duct stones.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR - Surgical repair of inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, double hernia, recurrent hernia, groin hernia, indirect hernia or direct hernia.
  • GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD) - Hiatal hernia, heartburn, acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus, reflux esophagitis, or esophageal stricture.
  • THERAPY OF GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE - Treatment of hiatal hernia, heartburn, acid reflux, reflux esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus or esophageal stricture.
  • SURGICAL TREATMENT OF GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE - Selection of patients and selection of a surgeon for Laparocopic Nissen Fundoplication.
  • LAPAROSCOPIC NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION - Surgical repair of a hiatal hernia, acid reflux or heartburn.
  • WHICH IS ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE? TRADITIONAL WESTERN MEDICINE, MODERN EXPERIMETAL MEDICINE or LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY.