Surgery Options* All weight loss claims are due to surgery. Results may vary based on the individual.
The weight loss surgical team at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is pleased to offer three unique weight loss procedures. Select one of the options to learn more about what we can do.
Lose Weight, Gain Life
If you are clinically obese and non-surgical methods such as dieting, exercise, behavior modification, and medication have failed to achieve long term weight loss, bariatric or weight loss surgery may be the answer. Weight loss isn’t easy, and for patients who are obese and suffering from weight-related medical conditions, surgery can be the best possible way to reclaim your life.
Bariatric surgery is designed to help patients lose weight rapidly while improving or resolving co-existing health problems, like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Weight loss surgery has shown outstanding success and has a proven record of remarkable weight loss. After recovery, many patients see immediate results, allowing for a better quality of life within a matter of months. A majority of patients are able to lose between 30% and 70% of total body weight within one year following surgery, providing a safe, effective, and efficient way to put yourself back on the right track.
Benefits of surgery are not only dramatic weight loss and resolution of weight associated medical problems, but also a marked improvement in lifestyle. Our staff of experienced and qualified surgeons perform three of the most advanced surgical weight loss options at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, providing those in need with an expert resource for weight loss.
What is morbid obesity?
Morbid obesity affects over one third of the American population, decreasing life expectancy and causing numerous health issues in addition to affecting quality of life. If you meet the following criteria, you may be morbidly obese and thus a potential candidate for weight loss surgery.
- More than 200% of your ideal weight, or 100 lbs or more overweight
- Body Mass Index of 40 or greater
- BMI of 35 or greater with one or more severe weight-related conditions
Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery may seem like a magic solution to a long lasting struggle, but not everyone is qualified to undergo a surgical procedure. In order to reduce risks and minimize the opportunity for complications, doctors have assembled a list of criteria patients must meet prior to beginning the surgical consultation process.
Requirements for surgery also go beyond physical expectations. Weight loss surgery is also a serious emotional undertaking, and success requires dedication and drive. In addition to living with biological changes, successful patients must also be prepared to commit to a lifelong shift in health and wellness routines.
- Be healthy enough to undergo a major operation
- Have absence of drug and alcohol problems
- Without uncontrolled psychological conditions
- Be able to understand surgery and the associated risks
- Dedicated to a lifestyle change
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 35 with significant co-morbid conditions
- Have a BMI greater than or equal to 40 with or without co-morbid conditions
As effective as weight loss surgery can be, not all procedures will garner the same results. If you had surgery that didn’t help you lose weight like you expected, or if you regained the excess weight, a revisional surgery may be appropriate. These procedures entail a follow up surgery designed to modify your original procedure through steps like adjusting a band or sleeve that was put in place or reducing the size of available stomach space in order to stimulate additional weight loss.
If you have had weight loss surgery and are not happy with your outcome, you may be a candidate for revisional surgery. Contact us today for more information.