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.
About our weight loss center
Bariatric surgery is considered a major medical procedure that requires preoperative education and post-surgical recovery. However, there are many benefits associated with significant weight loss including:
- Heightened self-esteem
- Improved health
- Increased mobility
- Longer life span
For most patients, the potential for health benefits exceeds any possible risks associated with surgical complications. Our weight loss surgeons take time to educate every patient about risk factors and their bariatric surgery options. Bariatric surgery is a tool to aid in significant weight loss, but it is only successful when patients follow the required postoperative lifestyle and eating changes. Every patient's success is dependent upon how closely they follow the diet, exercise and vitamin requirements following surgery.