Bariatric surgery can dramatically improve your health. It can help reduce the severity of many serious health conditions related to obesity, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and back and joint problems. Yet from pre-surgery preparation to lifelong care after surgery, your success will require a significant lifestyle change. It also requires a strong network of people who understand the challenges involved.
The bariatric surgery program at Memorial Medical Center is designed to support you at every step of your weight loss journey. We offer:
- All the information you need to make the right decision about surgery.
- Guidance in pre-surgery preparation.
- Support in the crucial phase after surgery.
- Support groups to aid your lifelong adjustment to a new way of eating after surgery.
Our experienced surgical teams offer the latest in minimally invasive weight loss procedures, including laparoscopic adjustable band (lap band) surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy (also called gastric sleeve) and duodenal switch. Your weight loss team will help you choose the best procedure to meet your individual health needs.
Our bariatric surgery program meets high standards for clinical quality. We are designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and are designated Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility.
Sign up to attend one of our free monthly seminars about surgical weight loss. For information on the monthly weight-loss support group led by a registered nurse, call the Health Center at (209) 569-7576.