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Types of Surgical Weight-Loss Surgeries

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Being obese or morbidly obese can cause other negative health conditions.

These conditions - whether alone or in combination - can significantly reduce your life expectancy and include:
  • Depression
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux/chronic heartburn
  • Heart disease High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints
  • Sleep apnea or other respiratory problems
  • Urinary stress incontinence


MaineGeneral's Bariatric Center provides individuals who are obese or morbidly obese with surgical options to help them along a lifelong path of improved health.

These options include adjustable laparoscopic gastric banding - also known as Lap-Band®, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.