Weight loss is a journey, and at Munroe Regional Medical Center, we're here to help you every step of the way. Our board-certified surgeons perform a variety of minimally invasive weight loss procedures, which may offer less pain and faster recovery, and may help you find the life-changing results you're seeking.
You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are:
Weight loss surgery is just the start of a lifelong commitment to healthier living. To ensure you're prepared, we provide counseling for the whole you:
Physical. Your doctor may require you to follow a six-month, medically supervised weight loss program involving diet and exercise before your procedure. Losing some pre-operative weight often makes for a safer surgery and faster recovery.
Mental & Emotional. You'll undergo a psychological evaluation to assess your readiness for surgery and the lifestyle changes you must make for long-term success. Evaluations are conducted by a licensed psychologist, who then may coach you on the kinds of adjustments you'll face after surgery.
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a weight loss procedure can significantly improve your health and free you to pursue an active and happy life.
Benefits of bariatric surgery may include:
All surgeries carry some risk. Your bariatric surgeon will review the potential complications and risks with you well before your surgery. Pneumonia, blood clots, infection, bleeding, leaking at staple lines, as well as ulcers, hernia and gallstones may occur, but are infrequent. Generally, the risks associated with weight loss surgery are significantly less than the risk of remaining morbidly obese.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.
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