At St. Mary's Hospital, our bariatric surgeons perform the safest and most effective surgical weight loss procedures.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Since losing weight is often not as easy as it sounds, our program is focused on addressing obesity with advanced treatment strategies, research and patient education.
Our surgeons perform the following bariatric surgeries. You must discuss with a bariatric specialist which procedure is the right one for you.
Some of the features of our weight loss surgery program include:
- Dedicated, fully trained staff in bariatric services
- Complete medical evaluation
- Specialty consultations as required
- Psychological evaluation
- Preoperative education
- Full-service surgical care
- Dignified, supportive hospital care
- Nutritional counseling
- Referral base for exercise & fitness guidance
- Behavioral health tools & guidelines
- Support group with well-trained facilitators
- Long-term follow-up program
Patients are typically referred to the program from a number of different paths: self-referrals, physician referrals, insurance referrals and word-of-mouth referrals. When the patient makes a first contact with the program, the candidate is usually invited to attend a physician informational meeting. During these group sessions, candidates have an opportunity to learn more about obesity, including the causes, treatments and particular surgical options available at St. Mary's Hospital. The risks and benefits of surgery are also reviewed, and candidates and their families are encouraged to ask questions. Candidates who consider surgery as an option must be prepared to be mindfully committed and understand that weight management is a lifelong endeavor.
Numerous scientific studies have established that your genes play an important role in your tendency to gain excess weight.
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