Bariatric Surgery: Overview
Weight loss surgery
, also known as bariatric surgery
, has been recognized as a safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity and weight-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. However, bariatric surgery is not for everyone.
You may qualify for bariatric surgery if:
At CHRIAS, our board-certified surgeons are dedicate to provide the most advanced and unsurpassed care in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nearby regions. To better serve you, we offer our services in multiple convenient locations.
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You are at least 100 pounds overweight or your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or higher (or at least 35 if you have one or more weight-related health conditions).
- You have been overweight for at least 5 years.
- You have made serious weight loss attempts with other methods but only had short-term success.
Delaware Bariatric Surgery Options
perform safe and effective laparoscopic
bariatric procedures that reduce the size of the stomach and restrict how much the patient can eat at one time:
There are other weight loss operations currently being performed at other centers nationally; however, our surgeons do not perform the vertical banded gastroplasty, biliopancreatic switch, Fobi pouch, or jejunoileal bypass.
Choosing between the different operative procedures involves the surgeon’s preference and consideration of the patient’s eating habits.
Procedures & Costs