Lakeland Surgical Clinic is proud to have Dr. Jonathan Adkins as a bariatric leader. Dr. Adkins is currently the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Central MS. He is a member of ASMBS, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a verified surgeon with MBSAQIP, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Dr. Adkins is on staff at Baptist Health Systems, St. Dominic Hospital and Merit Health River Oaks where he conducts clinic on a weekly basis.
Dr. Adkins performs several types of laparoscopic bariatric procedure including: Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Band, and Revisionary Bariatric Surgery.
In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass , only a small part of the stomach is used to create a new stomach pouch, roughly the size of an egg. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum).
In a Gastric Banding, an adjustable silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. Squeezed by the silicone band, the stomach becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. After banding, the stomach can hold only about an ounce of food.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy involves removing about 80% of the stomach leaving a “sleeve” about the size of a banana. It limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.