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Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed to help severely obese patients. During weight loss surgeries, doctors perform procedures to make the stomach smaller. This helps patients feel full more quickly so they will eat less. To be eligible for weight loss surgery, patients must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or have a BMI between 35 and 39 and have at least one medical problem that is made worse by obesity. Many of the surgeries are done with minimally invasive technology.

We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. In an effort to reach our goal of delivering exceptional care, we collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes. 

Last UpdateAugust 28, 2013

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