Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is the most effective and durable treatment option for obese individuals. Bariatric procedures are tools that can help you level the playing field by helping control hunger and reduce the volume of food consumed. Some bariatric procedures also change how food is absorbed. These surgical tools along with the lifestyle and behavior changes help you lose weight. Each procedure has different advantages and risks. The key to all the procedures is that they help control hunger, this allows you to have control over food and make the necessary changes to your food choices and eating habits. If the tool is used without changes to the eating habits & lifestyle, then you won’t lose weight and keep it off. Obesity is a chronic, relapsing disease that must be treated every day for the rest of your life.
Weight loss surgery involves both preparations before the surgery as well as after-surgery care to ensure that you lose weight safely and effectively. Thus, weight loss surgery is a holistic program that involves a long term commitment to certain healthy lifestyle and behavior changes. With this commitment to your long term success, we encourage and support you to develop and maintain these healthy habits.
The four most commonly performed bariatric procedures are:
- Adjustable Gastric Banding (commonly known as the LAP-BAND)
- Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB)
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) with or without Duodenal Switch
It is important for you to understand the procedure you select. The best person to discuss this with you is your surgeon. Ask your surgeon about the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure to learn which is the best for you.
We offer the following services:
- LAP-BAND (gastric banding) surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Revisional (second chance) surgery
How do I get started:
Taking the first step can be difficult. By registering for a live seminar, your first step to a happier and healthier life is already complete. Click on the link to register for one of our upcoming live seminars hosted by our surgeons. If you would like to register by phone please call, (814) 467-4750.
To register for an online weight loss surgery seminar, please click here.
We accept most insurance plans, but recommend that you check your insurance benefits. However a majority of insurance plans do cover medical weight loss visits. You can discuss your individual plan and coverage with our case manager by calling our office today 814.467.4750