If you've tried to lose weight but have had little or no success, don't give up. Bariatric surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center may be your answer.
Bariatric surgery has been shown to be more effective than traditional weight loss methods at reducing BMI given the severity of comorbid conditions and acceptable risks for severely obese patients.
Of all surgical weight loss options available today, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (lap-band) is the least invasive. It does not require rerouting the intestinal tract (as with gastric bypass) or stapling and the lap-band procedure has a very low rate of complications. See a success story -
The goal of lap-band surgery is to help severely overweight people achieve long-term weight loss. More than a half-million patients have undergone the procedure, but its success also depends on the commitment of the patient. We urge those considering gastric band surgery to attend a free educational seminar, or call St. Mary's Bariatric
Nurse Navigator at 816-655-5560.