Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool, but to achieve the best results, it must be just one part in your step in a lifelong journey of healthy living. Our team will start by determining if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery by consulting with one of our expert surgeons. They will help you create a plan of committing to healthy lifestyle choices after your surgery. Following your procedure, you will be encouraged to exercise as soon as you are able, and to follow your surgeon’s directions about what and how much to eat and drink.
Your surgeon and your entire health care team will help you set and achieve goals for your weight loss with out fitness experts and nutritionists.
Types of Surgery We Offer
We offer several types of bariatric surgery including:
Gastric bypass (traditional or laparoscopic)
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
Other bariatric surgery options—gastric band, duodenal switch, endoscopic techniques, and revisions
Once you are approved as a candidate, you and your surgeon will discuss the best option for you based on your lifestyle, weight goals, and current health.
How Surgery Works
Bariatric surgery makes it easier for you to feel fuller with less food. You and your surgeon will decide the best form of bariatric surgery for you. While each procedure limits the amount of food you can eat, and how much food your body can digest in its own unique way, all forms of bariatric surgery succeed based on these metabolic principles:
Restriction—making the stomach smaller restricts how much you eat and makes you feel full more quickly
Hormonal effect—altering how the body produces hormones, particularly ones made by the gastrointestinal tract, reduces the feeling of hunger and effects metabolism, helping improve or eliminate diabetes and high blood pressure
Decreased absorption—in some procedures, such as a duodenal switch, the procedure helps limit the amount of food that can enter your stomach and small intestine to decrease the number of calories your body absorbs
Conditions We Treat
Bariatric surgery can help prevent, slow the progression of, or even reverse certain obesity-related conditions, such as:
Type 2 diabetes—evidence shows that bariatric surgery helps control blood sugar and can lead to complete remission of this disease t
Obstructive sleep apnea—a problem in which breathing pauses during sleep because of narrowed or blocked airways.
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)—condition in which the stomach contents leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) causing heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Degenerative joint disease—also called osteoarthritis is a condition that develops from wear and tear on the body that causes stiffness in the joints.
Coronary artery disease (CAD)—also called heart disease, is a condition in which fatty deposits, called plaque, build up in the heart’s arteries which restricts blood and oxygen flow to the heart muscle.
Chronic back pain—constant and persistent pain in the back that affects your quality of life.
Hypertension—high blood pressure that may have no symptoms but can cause risk of heart disease and stroke.
Fatty liver disease—caused by obesity and can lead to serious liver damage.
We use the latest laparoscopic approaches for most operations, reducing your amount of postoperative pain and length of hospitalization. Our program offers traditional, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to bariatric surgery. Your surgeon will choose the correct approach based on your individual weight-loss needs and goals.
Our bariatric surgeons work closely with other service providers to put you on a path to health and weigh-loss success. , you will receive nutritional counseling before and after surgery. We ensure that you are ready for surgery by consulting with psychiatrists and nutritionists, and we provide you with pre-operative patient education.
If you have diabetes, your surgeon may also consult with an endocrinologist to discuss how surgery may improve your metabolism. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), we collaborate closely with a medical internist. We may also discuss your case with a gastroenterologist. Our patients appreciate this collaborative, team approach, which ensures a holistic approach to their health care.
Our surgeons offer state-of-the art, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic weight loss surgery. As experts, we perform the following types of surgery that minimize your scarring and reduce your recovery time:
Minimally invasive surgery—performed using small incisions for less pain, loss of blood, fewer wound complications, and shorter hospital stays
With precision instruments through small incisions
Our services include
Colon and rectal
Vascular and endovascular
Surgical intensive and critical care
With state of the art operation theaters following standardized hygiene and aseptic protocols
If you are a patient living with a colon or rectal condition, our highly skilled colon and rectal surgeons understand you need solutions that not only successfully treat your condition, but also keep daily life as normal as possible. That’s why we focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches that reduce pain and scarring—including the newest laparoscopic and robotic methods—as well as techniques for sphincter preservation.
Our colon and rectal surgeons are world leaders in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, and are nationally and internationally renowned for treating a variety of disorders, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colon and rectal cancer, diverticular diseases, and all aspects of anorectal disease, including rectal prolapse.
From your very first visit with us, we not only employ the most advanced diagnostics, but also listen to your experiences and concerns in order to develop the right plan for your needs. Recognizing that the best care integrates a number of specialties, our colon and rectal team works closely with experts in gastroenterology, urogynecology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and other areas to ensure each patient receives the most .we are actively working to improve surgical techniques and achieve better outcomes for conditions including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal cancer, and more.
This dynamic combination of personalized care and innovative research ensures that our patients are able to enjoy the best possible health and get back to the activities that matter most.
our endocrine surgeons treat imbalances and growths that occur within the body’s complex and important endocrine system. From the adrenal glands to the parathyroid and thyroid glands, we work as a collaborative team to provide outstanding and compassionate care to return you to robust and balanced health. In fact, our surgeons offer thyroidectomy to our patients with hidden scar approaches
By taking care of your body’s important endocrine system, you are taking an essential step in caring for your overall health. Made up of a network of glands located at various points throughout your body that produce hormones, your endocrine system silently regulates many of your body’s functions—from how it metabolizes food to how you grow, and even how fast your heart beats. If your endocrine system becomes diseased or imbalanced, it is essential that you see an endocrinologist to determine the cause. Some of these conditions can be treated with observation or mediation, however, frequently surgical removal of the endocrine gland is the best way to achieve a cure. Our endocrine surgeons offer a variety of unique and highly effective options to treat your condition.
surgeons are experts in using the most effective surgical procedures, including the latest technologies, to treat your extensive endocrine system. From diagnosis to follow-up, we coordinate your care with specialists in endocrinology, radiology, nuclear medicine, and pathology to pinpoint and treat conditions affecting your endocrine glands. We offer highest quality care to our surgeons provide, including innovative minimally invasive surgical procedures that we have pioneered and perfected.