Surgical Weight Loss
Is it time to change your life?
If you're experiencing difficulties losing weight and keeping it off,
bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Look to The Center for Surgical
Weight Loss @ North Vista Hospital to help you achieve healthy, long-term
weight loss. In addition to reducing overall body weight with bariatric
surgery, we help you improve overall body composition, which is a healthy
ratio of body fat to muscle tissue, to ultimately improve your health
and quality of life.
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss @ North Vista Hospital is recognized
by the Ameican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and
the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as being a Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), which
includes experienced surgeons who combine expertise, personalized service,
and advanced techniques and technologies including:
Adjustable gastric banding – An inflated, silicone band-like device is fastened around the upper part
of the stomach to create a small pouch. This procedure slows and reduces
the amount of food consumed at one time while creating a feeling of fullness.
Roux-En-Y gastric bypass – A small pouch is separated from the top of the stomach and sealed with
staples. The small intestine is divided and attached to the new stomach
pouch allowing for digestion to continue. While your intake of food is
dramatically limited and you will experience a sense of fullness more
quickly, the food you eat is digested and absorbed quite well.
Sleeve gastrectomy – Also called a gastric sleeve, this procedure involves dividing and stapling
the stomach vertically. This removes about 85% of the stomach and the
remaining pouch, or sleeve, is about the size of a banana. It restricts
the amount of food you can eat and allows for normal digestion and absorption.
Revision weight loss surgery - While a single surgical weight loss surgery is often sufficient, some patients
may not achieve the desired results from one procedure. Our center, in
conjunction with your surgeon, can help you reach your weight loss and
lifestyle goals through a variety of available revision procedures.
Is weight loss surgery right for you?
Please complete the following quiz to determine if you are a potential
candidate for weight loss surgery:
- Are you at least 80 pounds overweight?
- Do you have any of the following conditions: Diabetes, hypertension, GERD
(heartburn or reflux), arthritis in weight-bearing joints (knees, ankles,
hips or back), high cholesterol, sleep apnea or infertility?
- Does your weight stop you from doing activities you enjoy?
- Do you feel you will be able to comply with life-long dietary changes?
- Do you have a Body Mass Index of 30 or more? Please see calculator below..
If your answer is ‘yes’ to the above questions, then please
consider attending one of our free weight loss seminars to learn how weight
loss surgery can help you.
To register for a seminar, call 1-877-921-WELL (9355) or
click here to register online.
What is you body mass index?
Body mass index (BMI) is a mathematical formula of height and weight, and
is used to determine if a person is underweight, at a healthy weight,
overweight or obese. Determining your BMI is an effective way to consider
if your weight puts you at risk for serious health issues, including Type
2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, just to
name a few. If you are facing health risks due to being overweight or
obese (BMI of 30 or more), please call 1-877-921-WELL (9355) or
CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at a free seminar conducted by our surgeons.
Check your BMI now with our free online BMI calculator.