How will you know which weight loss procedure is right for you? At Anchorage Bariatrics, we offer many different weight loss options, including non-surgical option. Here are a few of the surgical solutions we perform:

Sleeve Gastrectomy: The “sleeve” procedure is where about 85% of the stomach is removed, creating a stomach about the size and shape of a small banana. This new stomach is much smaller and restricts how much you can eat, causes your hormones to adjust making you less hungry, and helps your body regulate weight better.

Gastric Bypass: The gastric bypass works in 3 ways: First, it restricts how much you can eat because the stomach is smaller. Second, because a portion of the intestines are bypassed, less of the food you eat gets absorbed. Third, it also greatly affects your gastrointestinal (GI) hormones to make you less hungry and help your body regulate weight better.

The Lap Band: This band is placed laparoscopically and wraps around your stomach restricting how much you can eat. It is adjustable and can be removed at any time.

Orbera Balloon: The temporary Orbera balloon is placed into the stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions. The balloon takes up space in your stomach to make you feel full and to help you eat smaller meals.

So, how will you know which one is right for you? The best way to determine that is to see one of our physicians for a consultation where you can work together to come up with the best solution for your specific needs. Please call us today at 907-644-THIN to set up an appointment with Dr. Clark or Dr. Lee. We look forward to seeing you!

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, or would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Group Exercise Classes

Exercise becomes less of an effort when you have a social network connected to it. One great way to build this network is to join an exercise class at your local gym or YMCA. Try watching a portion of the class before you jump in to make sure it would be a good fit for you. Then, introduce yourself to the instructor either before or after taking the class to let him/her know you are new and that you are receptive to feedback. Instructors are there to show you what to do and how to do it, but also to provide positive encouragement, help you reach your maximum effort level to get maximum results, and to keep you safe while working out.


Bananas have lots of potassium, which keeps blood pressure in check and is critical to the proper workings of the muscular and digestive systems. They’re also high in fiber, making them a particularly well-rounded snack. Add a dollop of peanut butter for a sweet and savory nosh. Slice them to bolster not only cereals but yogurts and smoothies too.