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While exercise and healthy eating are good for long-range health, some people need more help to lose the extra weight. For patients who have been unable to lose weight, weight loss surgery is a step towards better health and a longer life.
Franciscan Health offers surgical options for individuals who have been unsuccessful losing weight with other methods and have a BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 with a co-morbid condition. Our experienced surgeons offer:
The decision to have weight loss surgery should come with careful consideration. By providing information and answering questions, your surgeon will work with you to determine what type of bariatric surgery is best for you.
In addition to providing advanced bariatric surgery procedures and board-certified bariatric surgeons, Franciscan Health weight loss services feature a highly skilled staff, including:
These professionals work with you to customize an individual pre-surgery and post-surgery program that will give you the knowledge and support you need to succeed at your weight loss goals. That support, together with our mission of “continuing Christ’s ministry in our Franciscan tradition,” ensures every patient is treated holistically–body, mind and spirit.
Bariatric surgery is a tool to lose weight. However, you can help increase your chances for a successful surgery by:
Following your surgeon’s and bariatric physician's recommendations will help you continue to lose weight healthfully and address any issues that may arise.