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Take the first step on the road to a healthier life.

If you have struggled to achieve long-term weight loss with diet and exercise, take our quick online assessment and find out if bariatric surgery might be right for you.

Weight Loss Surgery at Marian Regional Medical Center

Obesity is a complex disease with no simple solution. It can affect many organs and lead to serious health problems including:  

  • Type II diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Cardiac disease

These conditions impact your quality of life and can reduce your life expectancy.

Diet and exercise alone have shown long-term effectiveness in only 5 percent of patients. 
 

For some, weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery) is the first step on the road to a longer, healthier life. 
 

Weight loss surgery is safe, effective and can improve your overall health and wellbeing. 

  • Bariatric surgery is the cure for life-threatening obesity, providing long-lasting results.
  • Many patients lose 40-80 percent of their excess weight within the first year after surgery. 
  • Successful weight loss can mean an end to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions. 
  • The risks involved with bariatric surgery are far less than the risk of living with life-threatening obesity

Marian Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive, individualized care from expert providers to help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you. 

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

If your weight is threatening your health and keeping you from the life you were meant to have, weight loss surgery may be the answer. 
 

Seminar

Watch our online informational seminar to learn more about the surgery options we offer, insurance coverage, the requirements before surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
 

Assessment

Complete our quick assessment to help determine if weight loss surgery might be an option for you.
 

Call (805) 332-8446 to Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to take the next step, call us to schedule a consultation to meet with a physician and discuss your options. 

Why Choose Marian Regional Medical Center?

Our physicians and staff will be with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey, from our introductory education session and physician consultation, to nutrition counseling, weight loss surgery and post-surgery support. 


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Procedures Offered

In this operation, your stomach is reduced from the size of a football to the size of a golf ball. Your now-smaller stomach is attached to the middle of the small intestine, bypassing a section of small intestine (duodenum and jejunum), which limits the absorption of calories. Bypassing the duodenum induces metabolic changes that help improve or resolve Type 2 diabetes.

In this procedure, your stomach is restricted by stapling, and divided vertically, removing more than 85 percent. Weight loss occurs by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed.

Our program does not offer Lap Band (Adjustable Gastric Banding) surgery.  However, we will see patients who have not been successful with the Lap Band and desire evaluation or removal (explant) of the Band.

Lap Band system removal combined with conversion to an effective weight loss operation such as Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass is often the most effective solution for patients who have problems or have not been successful with a Band.

Please bring a copy of your past medical records that give details regarding the date of your surgery, and what type of band you have in place.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team of professionals that will be with you on your weight loss journey, every step of the way.

Patient Stories: What Might You Discover About Yourself?

The physical, emotional, and health benefits of weight loss surgery can put life on a whole new path. See how these patient’s lives have improved after weight loss surgery.

    

Additional Patient Stories

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about weight loss surgery.

Criteria for Surgery

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if: 

  • You are more than 100 pounds over your ideal weight or you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35-39.9, along with two or more medical conditions such as diabetes and/or hypertension which would improve significantly with weight loss.
    • Surgery may be considered with a BMI as low as 35 if your doctor determines that there's a medical need for weight reduction and surgery appears to be the only way to accomplish the targeted weight loss.
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of the degree of your excess weight, based on weight and height. BMI is calculated by dividing body weight in pounds by height in inches squared and multiplying that amount by 704.5. This provides a metric calculation for BMI. Calculate Your BMI 
  • You have tried and been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise
  • You are prepared to make a lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise and behavioral changes necessary for long-term success
  • You have no mental or behavioral disorders that may interfere with long-term weight loss success

New Patient Forms

Please download, complete and print these forms before you arrive for your consultation. We will review them at that time so be sure to bring them to your appointment.

 

 

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

Many who struggle with losing weight long-term are unaware that they could be a candidate for bariatric surgery. Find out if weight loss surgery might be right for you.


Take the online assessment

 


Do you know your BMI?

Use our simple calculator to determine your body mass index or BMI. This is one of the factors that will help determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.


Calculate Your BMI

 


Accreditations

It’s important to know you are in the most qualified, skilled hands when considering any type of major surgery.


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Weight Loss Surgery Playlist

Check out our weight loss surgery playlist on YouTube to hear our surgeons discuss the benefits of weight loss surgery and the procedures we offer.


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