Bariatric Surgery (weight-loss surgery)
Bariatric surgery can be a safe and effective tool to jumpstart your weight loss and improve your overall health. Our board-certified bariatric specialists can help you decide if weight-loss surgery is right for you. At your first visit, we discuss the benefits of the procedures we offer and how they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Qualifying for Bariatric Surgery
To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of at least 30 with two or more obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension.
After an initial evaluation to determine your personal weight-loss challenges, you will work with our team of clinicians and dietitians to prepare for the physical and mental aspects of your weight-loss surgery.
Weight-loss surgery can improve obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, joint pain and sleep apnea. We offer three effective types of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band surgery. Your doctor will discuss which option is right for you.
Weight-loss surgery requires lifelong changes for a healthy lifestyle. Before and after surgery, you will receive the education and support to eat better, be more active, get adequate sleep and manage your stress. Regular follow-up visits with our team ensure you are making progress and achieving your health goals.
Contact us today at (912) 350-3438 to learn more about bariatrics surgery and how we can support you on your weight-loss journey.