Surgical weight loss can be the next step to reclaiming your life and health.
If traditional methods of weight loss have failed, you may feel discouraged and losing weight may seem daunting. Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective treatment for people who have struggled with permanent weight loss and will bring you closer to a healthier you. But by seeing the effects, making the lifestyle changes needed to continue the weight loss and keeping it off will be much more attainable.
Each person is unique; there are different options for bariatric surgery. The best option for you will be determined by your health, treatment preferences, and goals to achieve the results you’ve always wanted.
Bariatric Surgery Procedures
The American Society for Bariatric Surgery has outlined two basic methods for bariatric surgical procedures:
- Restrictive surgeries that limit food and liquid intake
- Malabsorptive surgery to limit the amount of calories by creating a detour past a section of the digestive tract
At Puget Sound we help you to access your options and provide both education and support to ensure long-lasting results.
Treatment options offered at Puget Sound:
Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?
Patients are a candidate for weight loss surgery if they:
- Are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old.
- Have unsuccessfully attempted to lose weight.
- Are free from any drug or alcohol dependence.
- Are free from emotional, medical, psychological, or other special conditions that may complicate obesity surgery.
- Have a thorough understanding of obesity surgery and what it can and cannot accomplish.
- Maintain realistic goals and expectations for obesity surgery.
- Are highly motivated and committed to making drastic diet and lifestyle changes that are necessary for successful weight loss after obesity surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a commitment to lifestyle changes that ensure long-term success and improved health. Surgery is a tool provided to help you begin the path to a healthier you.
* Note: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved LAP-BAND® System surgery for patients with at least a 30 BMI plus one or more comorbidity conditions (a severe health condition related to obesity). This new approval makes it possible for millions of patients who may not have qualified for LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery in the past to become candidates for the procedure.