Are you ready to change your life? If you’re severely overweight and it’s starting to affect your health and daily activities, weight loss surgery could be the right choice for you. Weight loss surgery helps you to gradually lose the weight and keep it off. This can help you reduce or even eliminate health risks associated with obesity and live a healthier, happier life.
FREE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINARS
Are you wondering if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery? Get answers to your most pressing questions at one of our FREE seminars led by fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons. During the seminar, you will learn about:
- Criteria for bariatric surgery and how to start the process
- The different types of weight loss surgery options and how they work – gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric sleeve and robotic surgery
- The benefits and risks of each type of surgery
- What to expect after surgery
It only takes about a minute to register for our free weight-loss surgery seminars! Choose a date and click “register now” to sign up. All seminars run from 7-8:00pm*.
*Please note that dates and times are subject to change.
TYPES OF SURGICAL OPTIONS
Through Roux-en Y gastric bypass (weight loss) surgery, surgeons change the configuration of the stomach and small intestine to reduce the amount of food patients can eat and digest. For patients who meet certain criteria, gastric bypass surgery can be performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. This approach can potentially reduce blood loss, trauma to muscles and other tissue, risk of infection, length of stay in the hospital, and pain and recovery time.
The typical hospital stay for gastric bypass surgery is three days. Patients generally are able to return to work after a few weeks of recovery.
Robotic weight loss surgery is less invasive than open surgery. Rather than one long abdominal incision, there are just a few small incisions—causing less trauma to tissue. It is also a particularly good option for patients who are severely obese, thanks to the increased vision and dexterity that the system allows.
The potential benefits of robotic surgery for weight loss include:
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Fewer complications
To find out if you are a candidate, talk to your physician.
MEET THE TEAM
Our team of weight loss doctors is committed to guiding and supporting you before, during, and after your surgery. They will prepare you for the changes to come and help you achieve your desired result. Our team includes:
- Bariatric surgeons
- Registered nurses
- Registered dietitians
- Sleep diagnostician
- Fitness educator
Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
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Lora Melman, M.D.
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Are You Eligible for Weight-Loss Surgery?
If you're severely overweight and it's starting to affect your health and your life, weight-loss surgery could be the right choice for you. Weight-loss surgery helps you to gradually lose the weight and keep it off. So you can reduce or even eliminate health risks associated with obesity and [...]