Our weight loss program is designed to identify the changes you will need to make to achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle. Surgical options for weight loss offered are adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve surgery. Located at St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Missoula, Montana.
Benefis Bariatric Institute is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence offering a comprehensive surgical weight loss program with gastric bypass or LAP-BAND from pre-surgical counseling to post-op nutrition supervision and support groups. Located in Great Falls, Montana.
Our Weight Management program offers a comprehensive range of services, including medical/non-surgical weight loss, gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery and LAP-BAND surgery to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and to decrease or eliminate the health problems associated with obesity. Billings, MT.
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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.
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