Saturday January 31, 2015
Bariatric Surgery is not Cosmetic Surgery
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is major gastrointestinal surgery that is performed in patients whose obesity puts them at risk for many medical conditions and premature death.
Weight Loss Surgery Videos
The following video demonstrates the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure for obesity.
Play time: 3 min 18 sec
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This animated video explains the normal digestive process, the changes to the digestive system with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and how the procedure works to assist with weight loss.
Play time: 2 min 56 sec
Learn more about the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure for weight loss in this animated patient educational video.
Play time: 3 min 00 sec
Consumer Guide to WLS
Choosing a Surgeon
When choosing a bariatric surgeon, rather than looking for one with the lowest cost, patients should focus on surgical expertise and level of care.
A bariatric surgeon should not only be skilled and experienced in bariatric surgery, but should offer an adequate level of support and care from start to finish that will assist patients in reaching their weight loss goals.
Lose Weight for Life
Weight loss surgery helps patients lose a significant amount of weight and gives them an opportunity to lead a healthier, longer, happier, and more active life.
On average, weight loss surgery patients are able to achieve and maintain a long term weight reduction of 50% or more.