Prevea bariatric surgery for weight loss
Bariatric surgery is an option if you are obese and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using diet and exercise, or have serious obesity-related health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea.
In addition to weight loss and the improvement of these conditions, there are many more benefits to bariatric surgery including an improvement in your quality of life. You’ll likely experience increased mobility, more energy, a higher self-esteem, become more confident with social interactions, and have an improved sexual drive.
Bariatric surgery helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Two types of surgery are performed at Prevea; gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. We use state-of-the-art technology and laparoscopic and robotic techniques to help you recover faster. Prevea is the only system in the area to offer robotic-assisted bariatric surgery which means reduced scarring, a shorter hospital stay and less pain medication.
If traditional bariatric surgery isn’t the right fit for you, we are the only health system in the area to offer a gastric balloon procedure for weight loss. It’s an FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss in which people lose more than twice as much weight than with diet and exercise alone. Learn more now.
You’re not alone on this journey. At Prevea, our board-certified surgeon, who completed a minimally-invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship, is supported by a compassionate clinical and surgical care team who want you to succeed. We provide an in-depth program with ongoing education and support to keep your nutrition, fitness and spirits strong, and the weight off. We also host a free, interactive monthly support group. It’s one of the area’s most fulfilling support groups for bariatric surgery. All are welcome – even those who have just begun to think about surgery.
Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery is a major decision and keeping the weight off is a life-long commitment. Weight loss surgery requires a commitment from you, your family and your entire health care team as you heal and make the necessary diet and lifestyle changes before and after surgery. If you are ready to make that commitment, learn more about the process now, watch our educational seminar or schedule a consult.
- Surgical procedures
- Free informational session about program, procedures, qualifications, benefits and risks
- Guidance on lifestyle changes after surgery
- Thorough pre-operative evaluation process
- Goal setting guidance in partnership with your primary care physician
- Nutritional support from a registered dietitian
- Behavioral health guidance from a clinical psychologist
- Commitment to life-long journey through regular annual check-ups
- Connection with community resources