Carrying excess weight (more than 30 extra pounds) can cause numerous health issues. Being overweight or obese can contribute to sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and depression. If you are overweight, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates more than 72 million Americans are overweight.
But there is some good news… help is available for you at the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in West Jordan, UT. If you have tried to lose weight on your own and have either been (1) unable to achieve results or (2) quickly put the lost weight back on, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. At the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, health care professionals strive to help patients achieve healthy, long-term, and long lasting results by treating the whole person.
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Our multidisciplinary approach provides you with education and support throughout the entire process by offering the following:
- Educational Seminars. Weight loss seminars, led by our board certified surgeons, will provide you with specific information about various procedures offered. You will also learn about care offered at each step of your personalized weight loss journey. If you would like to find out if one of these surgeries is right for you, please contact us at 866-431-WELL to set up a consultation.
- Surgery Preparation. The skilled physicians and staff at the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery will work closely with you to navigate insurance authorizations, evaluations and pre-surgery lab work or tests. You will also receive guidance, including post-operative nutritional education, lifestyle changes and exercise recommendations.
- Surgical Procedure. Dr. Beck and Dr. Eakin, weight loss surgeons in West Jordan, UT, are committed to making your surgical weight loss experience a positive one. Both physicians are highly trained in advanced techniques for minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Additionally, Drs. Beck and Eakin are known for their compassionate care.
- Postoperative Support. After your surgery, your health care team will continue to offer ongoing support, nutritional education, exercise guidance and follow-up care to ensure your weight loss goals are met in a healthy, sustainable way.
Weight Loss Options
At the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, patients have several options for weight loss surgery. A team of physicians, nurses, and support staff will work diligently with you to ensure the right option is selected to help you meet your health goals. Consider attending one of our free educational seminars or scheduling a personalized consultation with one of our physicians. Call 801-964-3855. The following surgical weight loss options may be available to you here in West Jordan:
- Medically Supervised Weight Loss. Meet with our nutritionist and our exercise physiologist to create a personalized weight loss plan. In many cases, this may be required before surgery can be scheduled.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy. In this surgery, approximately 85% of the stomach is removed and the remaining stomach is shaped into a “sleeve” the shape and size of a banana. Because a portion of the stomach is removed, this is a permanent and irreversible procedure. This surgery reduces the amount of food you are able to consume while still allowing normal digestion and absorption of nutrients.
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Banding. With this procedure, the stomach is made into a smaller pouch, thus reducing the amount of food that can be eaten. Additionally, the stomach pouch is reconnected in such a way that food bypasses part of the small intestine, thus allowing fewer of the calories that are consumed to be absorbed by the body. As with the sleeve gastrectomy, patients feel full much more quickly by eating a substantially smaller amount of food.
- Adjustable Lap Band. Instead of surgically removing a portion of the stomach or bypassing part of the small intestine, this surgery involves inserting an adjustable band around a small portion of the stomach. Once in place and set by the surgeon to the appropriate level of tightness, the band reduces the size of the stomach and therefore initiates the sensation of fullness much more quickly. This is a reversible procedure, if medically necessary. However, weight gain is probable if the lap band is removed.
- Revisional Surgery. Physicians at the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery may be able to revise prior surgeries that had complications or led to inadequate results.
To discuss these procedures, please call the Utah Center for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at 801-964-3855.