Conditions & Treatments

To minimize operative risks, everyone considering bariatric surgery must undergo extensive evaluation and education.

The evaluation begins with a mandatory informational session. Prospective patients and their support person are invited to attend monthly informational sessions run by bariatric surgeons. This session covers medical problems associated with morbid obesity, surgical options for obesity, the possible risks, benefits and complications of surgery, our complication rates and outcomes, how to maximize the benefits of bariatric surgery, nutritional guidelines pre- and post-operatively, nutritional supplementation post-operatively and our evaluation and insurance certification process.

Bariatrics & Surgical Weight Loss Conditions & Treatments

Losing weight can improve these conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • GERD
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis / Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Venous Stasis Disease

Beginning this process does not guarantee you will have surgery. If you decide surgical weight loss is not for you, stop at any time.

During the pre-surgical involvement with our program, a number of consultations and objectives need to be met:

  • Identification and definition of the problems associated with your obesity.
  • Management of problems to lower your operative risk as much as possible.
  • Rule out any medical reason for your obesity.
  • Verify and/or educate you in nutritional and dietary principles so you are able to eat a healthful diet.
  • Prepare you for the dietary changes you will face post-operatively.
  • Discuss and enhance your strategies for handling the stress of surgery and the changes that follow.
  • Discuss and encourage exercise options and opportunities given your condition.

Centers for Surgical Weight Loss

For more information:

The history of weight loss surgeries, both generally and specifically, visit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.