Lap Band Surgeons in Missouri

Weight Loss Surgeons
Columbia Bariatric Associates was established by Columbia Surgical Associates to provide safe and effective metabolic and bariatric surgical services for the treatment of morbid obesity. Our surgeons are specially trained to perform Gastric Banding surgery on qualified patients. Located in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Wagner and his dedicated, caring staff provide the education, support, and aftercare you need to make your bariatric procedure a successful one. Weight loss surgery options include gastric bypass, LAP-BAND System, REALIZE Band, laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, and single incision surgery. Located in St Louis, Missouri.
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the weight-loss surgery process that guides you from pre-surgery consultation and testing through surgery, recovery and continuing support. Located in Columbia, Missouri.
The SSM Weight-Loss Institute offers a comprehensive bariatric program that addresses all needs prior to and following weight-loss surgery. We perform three types of weight-loss surgery: gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding - single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and sleeve gastrectomy. Located on the SSM DePaul Health Center campus in St. Louis, Missouri.
Weight Loss Surgical Center has one mission: To help you live a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life through adjustable gastric band surgery (LAP-BAND and REALIZE BAND) and post-surgical guidance. Several locations throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.
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Bariatric Surgeon Training:


Choosing a qualified bariatric surgeon may seem a bit overwhelming, but knowing what to look for can help make the decision making process easier. When interviewing a potential bariatric surgeon, it is important to ask about the doctor's level of training and experience.

Legally, any medical doctor can perform an operation of any type, even without specialized training or experience in a particular field of medicine. If you are undergoing bariatric surgery, choose a doctor who is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Board-certification by these boards indicates that the doctor has gone through a specialized training program and has met certain standards in the field of surgery. In addition, choose a doctor that has completed a residency or a fellowship in bariatric surgery. A weekend course is not enough training to become a qualified bariatric surgeon.