Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery helps people lose weight.  

You could be a candidate for weight-loss surgery if:

  • You have made multiple unsuccessful attempts at weight loss.
  • You are ready to make a life-long commitment to changing your eating and exercise habits.
  • You are 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight or you have a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater.

-  OR -

  • You have a Body Mass Index of 35 or greater with at least one obesity-related health condition.

Surgery Options

Gastric Bypass Surgery
To reduce the amount of food that is absorbed by the body, the stomach is shaped to form a small pouch and the surgeon creates a bypass of a short segment of the small intestine.

Adjustable Gastric Banding
An adjustable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach in order to restrict the amount of food you can eat before feeling full.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery
To diminish appetite and slow calorie intake, about 85 percent of the stomach is removed leaving only a small tube or “sleeve” for the new stomach pouch.

Get Started

Call (717) 217-6800 to learn how you can get started today!

 

 

Bariatric Surgical Procedure

Learn more about weight loss surgery 
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/gastric.htm

New Way of Eating 

Make sure you have a healthy eating plan to maintain a healthy weight
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000334.htm

Avoid nutrition deficiency 
http://www.anemia.org/patients/feature-articles/content.php?contentid=000441&sectionid=00015

Weight Loss for Life

After surgery, learn how to keep weight off for good
http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/for_life.htm

Support

Bariatric Support Group - for all who considering, have had, or are waiting to have weight loss surgery
View upcoming group meeting dates

 

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