Bariatric Surgery Patient Information

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


Program information

Bariatric surgery has transformed the lives of nearly one million people and it can help you reduce your risk for serious medical conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Type II diabetes
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Respiratory problems
  • Joint and back pain
  • Fertility issues
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol

Our program offers three surgery options:

In addition, we offer a complete line of affordable bariatric vitamins and nutritional supplements. Shop Bariatric vitamins and supplements.


Mouse-over the health issue below to get the percentage resolved through weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Betty
migraines pseudotumor cerebri - increase pressure in the skull high cholesterol and triglycerides non-alcoholic fatty liver disease metabolic syndrome type II diabetes polycystic ovarian syndrome - female hormonal disorder venous statis disease - sores on legs due to poor circulation quality of life depression obstructive sleep apnea asthma cardiovascular disease hypertension GERD - heartburn stress urinary incontinence degenerative joint disease gout mortality


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