Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery
Approximately one-quarter of adults in the United States are classified as obese, and these numbers continue to increase each year. If you are committed to living a healthy lifestyle by following a well-balanced diet and exercise routine but have not been able to achieve your weight loss goals, then it may be time to consider a surgical approach to weight management.
At Tri-City Medical Center, our goal is to provide you with the best healthcare options possible so that you may live a healthier and longer life. To help you achieve your weight loss goals, we have doctors specializing in Bariatric Surgery, also referred to as weight loss surgery. These minimally invasive weight loss surgeries mean less pain, a quicker hospital stay, and a shorter recovery so you can get back to living your life.
Our expert team can help you implement and commit to the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to achieving sustainable weight loss. Each procedure comes with risks and benefits, which will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to work with our registered dietitian before and after your procedure to help curb your eating habits in order to promote and maintain weight loss.
We offer several surgical weight loss options including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Band, and Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass.
We encourage members of the community who have undergone bariatric surgery or who are considering the procedure to attend our Bariatric Support Group. This group is open to patients from any practice.
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
When determining if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, it is important to look at your overall health and not just your weight. To be considered for surgery, you must be seriously overweight, or “morbidly obese” and meet other requirements to ensure a healthy recovery and higher rate of success post-surgery.
You are most likely morbidly obese if you:
Have a BMI of over 35 and exhibit obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and high blood pressure
Are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
If you would like more information about bariatric weight loss surgery, please call us at 855.222.8262 and we can get you in contact with a bariatric specialist.