Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery options at Scripps Clinic

Scripps Clinic offers a variety of bariatric surgery options.

Weight loss surgery options at Scripps Clinic

Bariatric surgery helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite, either through surgically reducing the capacity of your stomach or altering the signals from your stomach that make you feel hungry. The bariatric surgery program at Scripps Clinic offers multiple surgery options, including:


  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass is widely accepted as the most effective weight loss surgery available and considered by many as the “gold standard” to treat severe obesity. The operation has evolved over the past five decades into a very safe and effective weight loss tool.
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is another type of laparoscopic weight loss surgery performed with the goal of permanently reducing the size of the stomach, which reduces feelings of hunger and increases a sense of fullness.
  • Laparoscopic gastric band, also known as a “lap-band,” is implanted via laparoscopic surgery. It is an adjustable silicone band that restricts the size of the stomach to limit the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.