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The Brody School of Medicine
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Surgery

Weight-loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Our program in weight loss surgery allows qualified morbidly obese patients to improve their health and quality of life through weight loss. We believe that for many people, weight loss surgery is a positive step for better health, but it is a serious decision that requires careful thought beforehand.

We are committed to your success and provide support before, during and after your procedure. We have more than 30 years of experience in weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery). This level of skill assures you of the best care available in a supportive setting. We are recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Once you begin our program, you will benefit from a team approach that includes consolations with our physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, registered dieticians and nutritionists. You will also undergo a personality evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Because your nutritional needs will change after this procedure, it is important for you to understand and accept those changes before undergoing the procedure.

Among the benefits of bariatric surgery are improved health and possible reduction or elimination of type 2 diabetes. Some other conditions that may improve after weight loss surgery include:

  • high blood pressure
  • shortness of breath
  • heart disease
  • incontinence
  • congestive heart failure
  • irregular menstrual cycles
  • swelling of legs and feet
  • infertility
  • depression
  • sleep apnea
  • arthritis
  • some joint disease
  • gallbladder disease
  • gout
  • asthma
  • blood clots

To learn more, please visit our online presentation.

You can also learn more at our Bariatric Surgery Web page.

Or you can contact our office by phone at 252-744-2018.

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