If you are struggling to lose weight for your health, you are not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1 in 20 Americans over the age of 20 are morbidly obese, increasing their risk of developing other health conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Tomball Regional Medical Center’s bariatric weight loss program is designed to help people improve their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction.
Weight-loss surgery can help you to achieve long-term goals, but only if you make a commitment. With these procedures comes a whole new set of eating and exercise habits to adopt.
Tomball Regional Medical Center offers two surgical procedures to help people lose weight and improve conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other diseases. You and your surgeon should work together to determine if this is the right treatment for you.
To learn more, call the Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at (281) 401-7580.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar
If you’re tired of living your life overweight, struggling with the symptoms that come from being obese, take control and find out if a bariatric weight loss procedure is right for you.
Call the Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at (281) 401-7580 to learn more about our free bariatric weight loss seminars.
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Options
Both of the bariatric surgery options available at Tomball Regional Medical Center are performed laparoscopically. Instead of the long incision of an open surgery, small incisions are made to allow access for specialized instruments. The smaller incisions usually mean less scaring and a faster recovery.
The goal of bariatric weight loss surgery is to create a smaller stomach—which means you get full faster and feel full longer. But there are big differences in how each procedure accomplishes that goal.
Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery
During the Gastric Sleeve procedure, a bariatric surgeon removes about 60 percent of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. The procedure is permanent and generally produces rapid and significant weight loss.
LAP-BAND Weight Loss Surgery
With the LAP-BAND® procedure, a device is placed around the top of the stomach, creating a smaller “pocket stomach.” The LAP BAND allows for more control over the pace of weight loss because it can be adjusted over time. It is also reversible.
Bariatric Surgery Consultation
For a physician referral for either procedure or to schedule a free consultation, please call (281) 401-7777.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.