Your Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, can be a safe and effective treatment for obesity and health conditions associated with excess weight. The consensus statement from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) concludes that bariatric surgery is the best therapy currently available for morbid obesity, better than diet and exercise alone. Research from the most respected medical journals supports this opinion. The weight loss program at Griffin Hospital has experienced bariatric surgeons, a caring staff and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure successful patient outcomes.
If you are interested in a consultation on weight loss surgery, please contact our office or register for a free seminar to learn how you can achieve weight loss success.
YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY IF:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You are at least 100 pounds overweight or your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or higher (or at least 35 if you have one or more weight-related health conditions, such as diabetes).
- You have made serious weight loss attempts with other methods but only had short-term success
BARIATRIC SURGERY OPTIONS
Among the safe and effective options for surgical weight loss, Griffin Hospital’s bariatric program only offers procedures with a proven track record of helping patients lose weight and keep it off. These weight loss surgery procedures include:
Surgeries are typically performed laparoscopically. In a small number of cases, the surgeon will need to convert the surgery to an ìopenî procedure. This may happen if a patient has had previous abdominal surgery or the surgeon has difficulty visualizing the organs using the laparoscope.
COMPREHENSIVE BARIATRIC PROGRAM AND SUPPORT
The physicians and staff at Griffin Hospital’s bariatric program are committed to high standards for positive surgical outcomes in a welcoming and caring environment. They take a multidisciplinary approach by staffing a team of weight loss surgery experts. Surgeons, psychiatrists, registered dieticians, nurses, licensed physical therapists, and other bariatric experts will be there to ensure that patientsí medical needs are met. Griffin Hospitalís bariatric surgery program is an excellent choice for weight loss surgery.
As a Planetree patient-centered hospital, Griffin Hospital is committed to healing your mind, body and spirit.
Both pre- and post-operatively, Griffin Bariatrics offers patients a full continuum of care, which includes exercise programs, support groups, nutritional and behavioral counseling, education, and diagnostic imaging services.
Ideally, both before and after surgery, exercise will become a regular part of your lifestyle in order to lose weight and also to maintain a healthy weight loss. An Exercise Physiologist is available to talk to you about being physically active and an exercise program that may be right for you. Griffin Hospital has a state of the art fitness center that is available in case you need motivation and support or don’t have exercise equipment at home.
Nutritional and behavioral counseling services are also available through our On Track program, both pre- and post-operatively, to help ensure long-term success.
In addition, Griffin Bariatrics offers free support group sessions on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Register for a support group now.