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Bariatrics

Can Bariatric Surgery improve your life?

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It’s a question you’ll need to consider carefully. Bariatric weight loss surgery has helped thousands of people lose significant amounts of weight. Laparoscopic gastric bypass and Band procedures of the type we offer have been proven to help patients lose up to 70% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.

Weight loss surgery offers a solution and a new beginning for individuals suffering from morbid obesity. The decision to undergo surgery to control obesity should be considered very carefully.

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Someone 100 pounds above their ideal weight BMI of 40 or above BMI of 35 or above with at least three comorbidities Bariatric surgery can provide a life changing option

The wide-ranging benefits can be striking. Patients can expect that serious medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels may dramatically improve or be eliminated.

Patients also gain a feeling of empowerment and well-being by taking control of their health. Yet surgery should only be chosen after other weight loss options are exhausted. The Schneck Surgical Weight Loss Center holds a series of free seminars to address the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Diagram

Bariatric Surgery Diagram

If you decide that bariatric surgery is the right option for you, we have a comprehensive team in place to help you achieve your goals. The surgical team is led by Robert G. Cooper, MD, FACS. A surgeon with 31 years’ experience, Dr. Cooper has developed advanced skills in laparoscopic surgery and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

If you decide that bariatric surgery is the right option for you, we have a comprehensive team in place to help you achieve your goals. The surgical team is led by Robert G. Cooper, MD, FACS. A surgeon with 25 years’ experience, Dr. Cooper has developed advanced skills in laparoscopic surgery and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

Duodenal Switch

Duodenal switch, one of the most involved weight loss surgeries, is also known as vertical gastrectomy with duodenal switch, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, DS or BPD-DS. How Duodenal Switch Works Duodenal switch packs a one-two punch against obesity. It does so by combining two surgical techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive. The restrictive component involves reducing the size of [...]

The sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery. This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works During this procedure a bariatric surgeon removes about 85 percent of the stomach so that [...]

The Band

Achieve and maintain a healthier weight with the REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band The REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band provides a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthier weight—without cutting or stapling your stomach. The band limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. As a result, you feel full sooner [...]

Band Procdures

LAP-BAND® LAP-BAND Total Care™ certification Community bariatric services has achieved certification as a LAP-BAND Total Care™ program. Certification is achieved through successful completion of a series of tests by staff members. This accomplishment indicates Community bariatric services’ expertise and commitment to patient care. More information Some patients may wish to consider a different type of bariatric [...]

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

In recent years, better clinical understanding of procedures that combine restrictive and malabsorptive approaches has led to more options for effective weight loss surgery for thousands of patients. By adding malabsorption, food is delayed from mixing with bile and pancreatic juices that aid in the absorption of nutrients. The result is an early sense of [...]