Bariatric surgery, in combination with a healthy diet and physical activity, promotes weight loss by restricting volume of food intake, altering gut hormones that play a role in appetite regulation and, in some procedures, altering the digestive process. As with other treatment options for obesity, the best results are achieved when combined with healthy eating behaviors and consistent physical activity.
Our experienced surgeons have performed more than 5,000 weight loss procedures and offer the following surgical options:
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Revisional bariatric surgery on a case by case basis
To learn more about these procedures, please attend one of our bariatric seminars.
Making the decision to undergo bariatric surgery has been rewarding and gratifying for many of our patients. It represents a serious, lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Intensive preparation prior to surgery includes individual visits with a weight management medical specialist, a registered dietitian and a health psychologist. A referral to our clinic physical therapist may be made in addition to support an individual in optimizing lifestyle behaviors and patterns prior to surgery.
Additional program services include:
- Medically supervised programs for overweight, obese and morbidly obese individuals
- Expert nutritional counseling from registered dietitians
- Intensive preparation prior to surgery, including counseling on lifestyle modifications and physical activity
- Comprehensive follow-up after surgery, including monitoring of vitamin levels and progress with weight loss
- Close collaboration with other physicians, such as primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, psychologists and others
- Support from insurance experts
- Monthly post-operative weight loss support groups
- Nonsurgical options, such as medically supervised weight loss programs for individuals who are overweight or obese, and evaluation for appropriateness of pharmacotherapy through Northwestern Medicine Center of Lifestyle Medicine Program