Wellstar Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery, or weight loss surgery, is a life-changing procedure that can reduce the risks and occurrence of many serious illnesses that result from obesity and being overweight, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and more.
Wellstar's bariatrics program combines premier medical care with extensive support and education. Our experienced bariatric surgeons provide state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery, including several surgical options. From the choice of procedure to a successful recovery and making lifestyle changes that will keep you healthy, we’re with you every step of the way.
Wellstar Bariatrics provides comprehensive care throughout weight loss journey beginning with evaluation and nutrition counseling to surgery and follow-up. We equip you with the tools you need to ensure long term success. A team of weight-loss experts including, board-certified bariatric surgeons, nurses, nutritionists and other health care experts, partner with you to provide support tailored to your needs.
We help you prepare for your surgery to ensure the best possible outcome. Bariatric surgery involves a lifestyle change, and we are here to support you.
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
- Laparoscopic duodenal switch
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Roux-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass
Am I a Candidate?
If you have long struggled with diet and exercise without sustained success, and you are ready to take control of your life, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40 [BMI=weight in pounds x 703 / (height in inches x height in inches)]
- Or, BMI of over 35 paired with high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea related to weight