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Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, can help you lose weight by making your stomach smaller or changing the way your small intestine absorbs food. It’s done by surgeons who are specially trained in weight loss surgery.
Weight loss surgery is one of the most effective treatments for achieving your weight loss goals. The benefits of bariatric surgery may include:
Bariatric surgery may be right for you if you’re between 18 and 74 years old and have:
The bariatric surgery team at PeaceHealth can help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you.
You don’t have to struggle with weight loss on your own. The weight loss team at PeaceHealth is here to help you succeed with your weight loss goals.
PeaceHealth is designated as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This means you will receive quality care before, during and after weight loss surgery.
The bariatric surgeons at PeaceHealth offer advanced bariatric surgery approaches. Most of the procedures are done using minimally invasive methods. These methods use smaller incisions (cuts), which may help you to recover faster.
PeaceHealth offers a wide range of support — from informational seminars, dietitian and psychological expertise — to help you decide if surgery is right for you, to ongoing support and education that helps empower you to reach your weight loss goals.
PeaceHealth's bariatric surgery program offers the combined expertise of surgeons, weight loss experts and others who specialize in weight-related conditions. PeaceHealth has a diabetes wellness program, a sleep disorders center and a well-respected heart and vascular center. These resources are available to you to help you with healthy weight loss.