Bariatric Surgery Overview
Bariatric surgery is a surgical weight loss procedure designed to alter the way the digestive system works in order to aid with weight loss, especially for individuals with a high body mass index (BMI). The bariatric surgeons at Suburban Surgery Center utilize the latest surgical weight loss techniques available in the Chicagoland area.
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We offer multiple different types of bariatric surgery, including surgical and non-surgical options:
- Lap Band
- Orbera Gastric Balloon (non-surgical)
- Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Bypass
- Duodenal Switch / Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery (SIPS)
- Overstitch Revision Surgery
Each bariatric surgery has its advantages and disadvantages. Schedule your appointment today with a board-certified surgeon to help answer your surgical weight loss questions.
Common benefits our bariatric patients report
Here are some common things I hear from my bariatric patients after having weight loss surgery:
- Ability to walk for longer distances
- No more making excuses to skip meetings or events
- No more chafing while walking
- Buying clothing at normal stores
- More outgoing and self-confidence
- No having to catch their breath from using the stairs
- Ability to tie their shoes
- Being able to cut their toenails without the help of someone else
- Not needing a seatbelt extension or special seating on an airplane.
- Having more energy
- Ability to play sports again
- Keeping up with people when they are walking
- Crossing your legs is now easy
- Sitting down on the floor to play with kids
- Getting more compliments
- Eliminate or reduced number of drugs needed every day
- Eliminate or reduced joint pain
- Ability to pick something up on the floor
Risks of surgical weight loss
Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?
Basic qualifications for bariatric surgery:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI between 30 – 40 with one or more co-morbidities.
- Have attempted to lose weight by other methods such as diet, exercise, and medication unsuccessfully.
- You are motivated to change your lifestyle and nutritional behavior.
- Be free from psychological and emotional conditions.
- Understand what surgical weight loss is, and its capabilities.
- Have realistic expectations of surgical weight loss.
- Additional factors do exist which will be determined during your initial consultation to evaluate if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Is weight loss surgery covered by insurance?
Not all insurances cover bariatric surgery. Please contact us to do a Free insurance verification to see if you have bariatric benefits.