Weight loss surgery, together with behavior and lifestyle changes, is a powerful tool for life changing weight loss. Bariatric surgery makes losing weight more manageable because you feel full on smaller portions and are often less hungry. Our patients say they love losing weight without feeling like they are on a “diet.”

Today, thanks to technological and research advances, we offer several safe and effective procedures for surgical weight loss. Our team will work with you to determine if you qualify as a candidate for surgery and if so, what type of procedure will be the safest and most effective for you.

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Gastric Sleeve

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Minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery uses tiny, ½-inch incisions in the abdomen. This is not a reversible surgery.

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Reduces the size of the stomach by about 80%.

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The part of the stomach where the hunger hormone is made is removed so you feel full on much smaller amounts of food.

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Gastric Band

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Performed laparoscopically, this is the only reversible and adjustable weight loss surgery available.

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Surgery involves placing a silicone band around your stomach to divide it into two smaller sections.

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The area where food enters the stomach is smaller, so you feel less hungry.

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Gastric Bypass

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A minimally invasive procedure, performed through tiny incisions. The procedure is not adjustable or reversible.

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Combines two techniques, restrictive (limiting food intake capacity) and malabsorptive (preventing food absorption in the intestines).

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Initial weight loss can be faster, although long-term results are similar to other processes.

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Attend a FreeEducational Seminar

Take the first step to achieve long-term, healthy weight loss success. Our free weight loss seminar is a great way learn more, ask questions and explore your options.

Breaking News

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A national regulatory organization for bariatric surgery has issued recommendations for pre-surgical psychosocial evaluation of patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Lisa West-Smith, PhD and licensed social worker for the UC Health Weight Loss Center, contributed to the study.

Weight loss surgery is an effective treatment for diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Federation and 43 other health groups, and published in the journal Diabetes Care.