Procedures


The following are the weight loss surgery options available at AIBL to you. About 98% of all our weight loss procedures are performed using the laparoscopic approach. Please click on individual links to learn more about each procedure.

Lap-band

Lapband is the most common weight loss surgery procedure worldwide. It also is the safest of all bariatric procedures and the band opening is adjustable to suit individual needs.

 
 

Gastric Plication/LGCP

The Gastric Plication / LGCP procedure (considered investigational) is similar to gastric sleeve surgery, but the sleeve plication is created by folding and suturing the stomach in itself rather than cutting, stapling and permanently removing it.

 
 

iBand

The iBAND also known as banded gastric plication (considered investigational) is a recently introduced weight loss procedure that combines the advantages of a gastric sleeve plication such as fast effective weight loss with the safety and long term weight maintenance results of the Lap Band.

 
 

Single Incision
Lap-band

A trans-umbilical LAP-BAND® weight loss procedure that requires no special instruments or equipment. This single incision laparoscopic technique eliminates virtually all visible scarring on the abdomen.

 
 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Relatively new procedure. Very good results for weight loss. Long-term weight loss results not available yet. Very low risk of long term complications.

 
 

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

This innovative robotics tool provides surgeons a minimally invasive application in which to perform complex surgeries, such as a robotic gastric bypass, robotic gastric sleeve or robotic gastric plication or LGCP.

 
 

Single Incision Procedures

Dr. Ganta pioneered this remarkable technique that involves complete performance of the lap band or gastric sleeve procedures via the incision at the belly button and leaving no visible scars on the abdomen.

 
 

Gastric Bypass

This is designated the gold standard of bariatric surgery. One of the most common weight loss surgeries performed.

 
 

Duodenal Switch

This option gives you the best long-term weight loss. However it has a higher complication rate and the patients need lifelong follow-up.

 
 

Stomaphyx

"NOTES" technology based endoscopic procedure performed without any incisions at all! This outpatient procedure is used for revision in Gastric bypass patients that have either gained weight or never achieved their goal weight.

 
 

Plastic Surgery

Many patients are interested in abdominoplasty and comprehensive body-contouring procedures after weight loss. Dr. Erella, a business associate of AIBL and board certified plastic surgeon offers services at this location.

 
 

Diabetes Surgery

If Diabetes type 2 is accompanied by Obesity most of the surgical procedures AIBL offers will result in an excellent chance to resolve diabetes, and therefore patients are off all of the diabetic medications.

 
 

Revisions for failed procedures

We do perform revisions of previous procedures for inadequate weight loss, complications related to previous surgery or technical failure of the procedure leading to weight regain. Majority of these can be performed using the laparoscopic approach.

 
 

Staged Procedures

For very high risk patients staged procedures may be appropriate to reduce the risk and improve overall outcomes.

 
 

Open Bariatric Surgery

When laparoscopy is not an option open procedure may be performed.



About Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)

AIBL is a comprehensive surgical weight loss clinic in Austin TX specializing in Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery in Texas. AIBL serves Central Texas and South Texas areas including Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Temple, Killeen, Burnet, Waco, San Marcos, Kyle, San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi.

Dr Ganta, an Austin bariatric surgeon, performs laparoscopic bariatric surgery including lap band surgery or Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB), Gastric bypass (RNY), Duodenal switch (DS), Sleeve gastrectomy or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) or Gastric sleeve, Stomaphyx and other revisions for failed weight loss surgery such as non adjustable gastric banding, Lap-band and older versions of gastric bypass surgery.

AIBL in Austin offers excellent value and financing options to all weight loss surgery cash pay patients in particular for Lap band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Stomaphyx procedures. AIBL also offers several diabetes surgery options for type 2 diabetes along with Morbid obesity or Severe Obesity.