Often referred to as weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller so you feel 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 lives of nearly one million people and it can help you lose reduce your risk for serious medical conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Respiratory problems
- Joint and back pain
- Fertility issues
- High cholesterol
Our program offers three surgery options:
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