Bariatric surgery is a surgical option for morbidly obese people who have not had success with other weight loss therapies such as diet, exercise, or medications. Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and reduce your risk for several serious medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer as well as improve or resolve these issues. Losing weight may also help transform your life by giving you more confidence to pursue new activities.
Often referred to as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller so the patient feels satisfied with less food. It is intended for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater or for individuals with a BMI of 35 or greater with other serious medical conditions. Individuals with a BMI of 30-35 with at least one serious medical condition now qualify for bariatric surgery using the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System. Learn if bariatric surgery is right for you.
Bariatric surgery has transformed the health and lives of more than 800,000 people in the past six years.
The Roper St. Francis program offers three surgery options including:
- Gastric Bypass
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Gastric Sleeve Resection
Learn about and compare the different bariatric procedures.