Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgery procedures facilitate weight loss and can improve or reverse some chronic health conditions. That helps patients experience a healthier, longer life.
Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgery offers free group seminars on weight loss surgery. These group seminars are led by our bariatric surgeons. Find out more, HERE.
A free online, recorded seminar is offered on an ongoing basis for those who are unable to attend in person, or who prefer the convenience of learning from the comfort of their home, at any time, day or night. You’ll find that here: ONLINE, ON DEMAND
Attending a group seminar or completing the online seminar is required before having bariatric surgery at Aurora BayCare.
Aurora BayCare bariatric surgeons offer one of two procedures to facilitate weight loss. Benefits also may include improvement or reversal of some chronic health conditions. Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgery offers a personalized approach for each person.
This procedure creates a smaller stomach to restrict the portion size of food.
The top portion of the stomach is divided and made into a small pouch. It then is connected to the small intestine. That diverts the flow of acid and bile and prevents it from refluxing, or coming back up into the esophagus. The bypass also renders the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food and substantially reduces fat absorption.
Patients experience a decrease in appetite lasting for about one year, further aiding in weight reduction.
This procedure removes about three-quarters of the stomach. The remainder is turned into a long, narrow, stapled tube about the size of a banana.
Patients feel full after eating small amounts of food. A smaller stomach limits the amount of food that can be digested at one time. As patients take in fewer calories, their bodies adjust and burn stored fat for energy, resulting in constant, consistent weight loss.
These conditions are often improved or reversed following a bariatric procedure:
Obesity accounts for more than 300,000 deaths per year. It is the second-leading cause of preventable death. Contributing factors include genetics, poor diet, overeating and inactivity.
Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgery offers a personalized approach for each patient that goes well beyond surgery. It includes:
Referrals from primary care providers are not necessary. We will coordinate your care with your doctor and insurance company.