Bariatric Surgery​

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

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Being a surgical procedure, it has the standard risks that all surgery has, which includes: bleeding/blood clots, infections, stroke, heart attack, allergic reaction to anesthesia, and death.

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.

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