Patients in the Tampa Bay area who are thinking about bariatric surgery to lose significant amounts of weight should make an appointment with the specialists and surgeons at Bay Surgical Weight Loss to have a bariatric consultation to determine eligibility for bariatric surgery.
When a patient meets with a surgeon for a discussion about weight loss options, there are a number of factors to discuss and consider to determine if bariatric surgery is a viable option to help the patient, and if so, which form of surgery will be most effective. Bariatric surgery involves major surgery and the patient's overall health and commitment to making the positive changes to allow the surgery to work and maintain the weight loss are essential factors to this decision.
When traditional weight loss methods have failed to produce the weight loss results necessary for better health, surgery may offer a better chance at regaining your health. Choosing a procedure that’s right for you is often a confusing process, but the surgeons at Bay Surgical Weight Loss can and will recommend the right procedure for you based on your body and lifestyle.
Weight loss operations, such as gastric sleeve surgery, are meant for patients who are severely overweight and have not lost weight or maintained loss through healthy eating and exercising. Surgery is traditionally considered an option when the person’s BMI, or body mass index, is at least 40 or the patient is 100 pounds overweight. It is also suited for those who have a life-threatening or disabling condition which is caused by their excessive weight.
Laparoscopic gastric sleeve gastrectomy surgeries provide significant weight loss results to patients and due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients benefit from shorter surgery times and quicker recovery. Also, as the size of the stomach is significantly reduced, fewer “hunger” hormones will be released and the patient’s desire to eat will decrease.
This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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