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.
Obesity is a complex disease with no simple solution. It can affect many organs and increase your risk for serious health problems including:
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.
Marian Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive, individualized care from expert providers to help you on your journey to a healthier, happier 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:
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.
Call (805) 332-8446 to schedule a consultation.
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.
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.
It’s important to know you are in the most qualified, skilled hands when considering any type of major surgery.
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.