Bariatric Surgery and Weight-loss Services
Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy. Some people struggle with making lifestyle changes necessary to succeed at losing weight and keeping it off. Excess weight can make even every day chores such as walking up a flight of stairs or carrying groceries difficult. Excess weight can also lead to medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.
If you are struggling with making the lifestyle changes necessary to succeed at losing weight, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Beebe Healthcare offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss through our bariatric surgery program. The American College of Surgeons has accredited Beebe Healthcare as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to losing weight and keeping it off.
In addition to our minimally invasive surgical procedures, you will receive nutrition education, exercise instruction and support through group meetings. Our surgeons offer three different weight loss procedures at Beebe: adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. All three procedures can assist you with weight loss to improve your health.
The adjustable gastric band is a procedure where the surgeon wraps a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Adjustable gastric banding assists weight loss by limiting the amount of food that you are able to eat. You feel fuller faster and stay fuller longer.
Gastric bypass surgery requires reducing the size of the stomach and rerouting the intestines to change the digestive track. Gastric bypass assists with weight loss by limiting food intake and reducing calories that are absorbed after eating.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach to 20% of its original capacity. Because there is no rerouting of the intestines, it is less extreme than the gastric bypass. In addition to limiting the amount of food you are able to eat, the sleeve also offers excellent appetite suppression. This procedure does not require any implanted devices.
Successful weight loss and improvements in your health can be achieved through participation in our bariatric surgery program. Having surgery, making improvements in your food choices, starting an exercise program and receiving support are the key components to losing weight and keeping it off.
To learn more about bariatric surgery and weight loss, visit: www.delmarvabariatric.com or call (302) 645-3100 ext 5410.