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Weight-Loss Options

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is your partner in health and that includes reaching a healthy weight. In fact, LVHN leads the region in the number of bariatric surgeries performed each year.

Gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery can lower your risk for vitamin deficiency and reduce your body's production of the appetite-stimulating hormone gherlin. This laparoscopic surgery removes of about 75% of the stomach, leaving a narrow stomach tube, or “sleeve.” Get more details in our free guide.

Gastric bypass surgery

In a laparoscopic procedure, your surgeon re-forms your stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch and a section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch. This is the most common type of weight-loss surgery. Get more details in our free guide.

Medical weight-management program (nonsurgical option)

Medically supervised weight loss is a program managed by a team of professionals who specialize in obesity and includes physicians, dietitians, nurses, exercise physiologists and behavioral health specialists.