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Medical Weight Loss: A Fresh Start to Your New Life

Due to COVID-19, some of our in-person offerings are postponed at this time. Active members of the practice can join the virtual support group. If you need information on joining, call the practice or fill out the form below.

Those who are interested in joining the practice for their life-changing surgery, can set up a virtual consultation or get more information by filling out the form below.


A Healthier You

Chef Miguel Cuevas is shown here teaching participants about healthy eating prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy. 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 advanced bariatric surgery program. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to losing weight and keeping it off.

Beebe's program teaches you about nutrition, exercise, stress management, and, most importantly, how to live your happiest and healthiest life.

Beebe's medical weight loss and wellness program offers cooking support and resources and nutrition education, exercise programs, and stress management classes. For six months prior to your life-changing bariatric surgery, you will work with our team to learn how to live your best life following surgery.

LEARN MORE: Send a question to our program coordinator by filling out the form below.


Questions? Learn More About Weight-Loss Surgery

Contact the Bariatric Coordinator:

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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

Bariatric surgery is recommended for those with a BMI of 40 or higher, or for those who have a BMI of 35 with other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is for those who have 100 or more pounds to lose. And, for those who have tried and failed at other weight-loss attempts.

Patients who have had weight loss surgery have found many benefits, including increased energy, better health, and the ability to go off of some medications. While each experience is different, most people lose the majority of the weight in the first 18 to 24 months. Both prior to surgery and following surgery, patients are closely monitored by medical professionals.

Request more information or schedule a consultation: 302-703-3630.

In addition to our minimally invasive surgical procedures, you will receive nutrition education, exercise instruction and support through group meetings. Our surgeons offer two different weight loss procedures at Beebe: gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Both can help you lose the weight and keep it off.

Patients who have minimally invasive bariatric surgery at Beebe can expect to spend about a day or two in the hospital. In some cases, patients have been discharged the next day.

In terms of how patients feel after bariatric surgery, it varies from person to person. However, most experience little to no pain. You can expect to rest for about a week at home while eating a specific diet of liquids. Your surgeon and care team will give you instructions on how to introduce food back into your life and how to best recover from your surgery.


Resources

Bariatric Educational Seminars & Support Groups
Due to COVID-19, the in-person education seminars are on hold. In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to set up a consultation (virtual) fill out the form below or call the office.