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If you have already gone through the gamut of diet, exercise and sacrifice without achieving significant, sustainable weight loss, bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, gastric banding, or a sleeve gastrectomy may be the answer.
Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic and should not be considered based on simply “looking better.” There are risks with any surgery, so this alternative should be an option only after serious discussion with your physician to determine:
Everyone is different but weight loss surgery could be an option for you if you:
If you meet these requirements, you should discuss the risks and benefits to determine which surgical option is best for you: gastric bypass, gastric banding, or a sleeve gastrectomy.
The best way to get started is to attend one of our free seminars to get the information you need to make an educated decision on whether bariatric surgery is right for you.
Register for an upcoming informational seminar.
To learn more about bariatric surgery at Mercy Hospitals, please call 855.414.1312 or contact us by email at BariatricsBakersfield@dignityhealth.org.
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