Alegent Creighton Clinic
Kalyana C. Nandipati, M.D. is specially trained in foregut and bariatric surgery, general surgery, minimally invasive solid organ surgery (adrenals, spleen and pancreas) and gastrointestinal laparoscopic procedures. He also has expertise in single incision laparoscopic procedures (SILS). Dr. Nandipati has co-authored nearly 75 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts on a variety of subjects, and also written several textbook chapters including in the field of bariatric surgery, reflux disease and more.
General Surgery Information
Dr. Nandipati performs sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band®), and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries.
The Roux-en-Y procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.
A Gastric Band procedure is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a band is placed around the upper most past of the stomach. This band divides the stomach into two portions, one small and one large portion. Because food is regulated, most patients feel full faster. Food digestion occurs through the normal digestive and absorption process.