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Surgical Weight Loss

Achieve Your Goal Weight With the Assistance of Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is a chronic condition that is often hard to treat. If diet and exercise alone isn't working and your weight is negatively impacting your health, you might find yourself looking for another solution. The Weight Loss Center at St. Claire HealthCare can help.

Surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery) can result in a considerable amount of weight loss over a short period of time for patients suffering from severe obesity. Not only will you look better, but you'll feel better as you will dramatically reduce your risk of obesity-related health issues, like diabetes, heart and lung problems, stroke, sleep apnea, joint disease, and many more. It's a big commitment and a long road to a healthy lifestyle, but it leads to life-changing results.

St. Claire HealthCare's Weight Loss Center offers gastric sleeve which is a minimally invasive weight loss solution. The potential benefits of the gastric sleeve procedure outweigh the risk of complications, making it the best of any weight loss surgeries offered today.

What are the benefits of surgical weight loss?

  • Bariatric surgery is a very successful procedure. While it doesn’t work for every patient, about 80% of the patients will lose about 80% of their excess body weight with this operation.
  • Approximately 50% of people that have surgical weight loss have complete resolution of their type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea. About 90% of patients see significant improvements in those same conditions.

Am I eligible for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is recommended for adults 18 and older who meet one of the criteria listed below.

  • Body mass index (BMI) above 40, or approximately 100 pounds overweight
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 35 for those experiencing obesity-related health complications (chronic high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart and lung problems, sleep apnea, joint disease, etc.)

Not sure what your BMI is? Try our BMI Calculator.

What's Next?

Learn More

We know you probably have a lot of questions. Click the links below for more detailed information on gastric sleeve and what you can expect during your weight loss journey.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 606.783.7660.

*Your insurance will be billed for medical weight loss services.

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