Bariatric surgery in southwest Virginia
“My excessive weight had prevented me from doing so many things that I longed to enjoy – like an invigorating hike in the woods and kayaking in our peaceful streams. I had so many reasons for wanting to live a healthier life and I knew it would never happen unless I made the commitment to make a lifestyle change. Deciding to have weight loss surgery was my first step. With work and motivation, it has given me a new outlook on life” – Martha R.
Obesity is a major health issue that contributes to the development of many life-threatening or disabling health conditions. Bariatric surgery is an effective solution for weight loss.
Following bariatric surgery, patients are typically able to lower dosages or even discontinue medications associated with elevated blood sugar and/or high blood pressure. Among the other benefits are improved incidences of acid reflux and lowering cholesterol. Ultimately, the heart and lungs are working less hard and that means an improvement in quality of life.
With the multitude of surgery options available, customized plans are designed to inspire the best possible results. Individualized care is provided pre-surgery as well as post-surgery to maximize health and well-being.
If you are looking begin your journey to improving your life and health, we are here for you.
With this laparoscopic procedure, the food bypasses the parts of the stomach and small intestine that normally absorbs the food.
This minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery enables food to continue passing through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed into the body.
The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a newer bariatric procedure that removes 75 to 80 percent of the stomach. It is currently the most commonly performed bariatric procedure throughout the United States and worldwide.