Start Your Weight Loss Journey
Knowing where to start with weight loss surgery can be confusing. You may have questions about the process, finding a good doctor, insurance coverage, and what weight loss procedure is best for you. After you attend the free information seminar, you will discuss your personal situation and options in a one-on-one consultation with a surgeon to help decide the safest and most effective choice for you.
What Is Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe and effective way to lose weight long-term. It reduces the amount of food your stomach holds and helps you to feel full faster, resulting in significant weight loss results. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation. Talking with us will help you understand your weight loss surgery options, recovery time, complications, and risks. Many chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated through surgical weight loss.
Common Chronic Conditions That Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery
- Morbid Obesity
- Sleep Apnea
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
Choosing a surgical weight loss method is an important decision. While there are many benefits, there are inherent risks, as with any surgery. Weight loss surgery should be considered only after other non-surgical options have failed. We’re here to help you understand your options and provide the care and support to help make a lasting change in your life.
Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that removes 85 percent of the stomach, leaving a small, sleeve- or banana-shaped stomach. Also known as the “sleeve,” sleeve gastrectomy restricts the amount of food you can eat before becoming full. As a minimally invasive procedure, it is a briefer and less complicated procedure, which reduces your overall risk.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery makes a portion of the stomach nonfunctional and reroutes the small intestine. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery combines restrictive and malabsorptive bariatric procedures, which involve surgically reconnecting the stomach and upper small intestines into a Y shape. Also known as the “RNY” or “bypass,” this is a widely used procedure for people who need a significant weight loss. The procedure restricts the amount of food you can eat before becoming full, limits the amount of sugars and fats you can tolerate, and has an added benefit of slightly reducing the amount of food you can absorb.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®)
Lap Band surgery is the least invasive surgical weight loss procedure and is performed using a minimally invasive/laparoscopic technique. There is no cutting or stapling of the stomach, or bypassing of the intestines. The Lap Band is an adjustable silicone band placed around the top part of the stomach and is designed to restrict food intake. Because Lap Band surgery is a restrictive procedure, a little pouch is created over time. A small tube with a port is attached to the ring and stays inside your body.