When you've tried every weight loss tool in your kit, but the weight won't budge, it's time to try a new tool that may make the difference.
The Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers surgical solutions for people fighting to lose weight. There are many common misconceptions in regards to obesity, as it is not commonly recognized as a medical condition, but rather is blamed for a wide range of other health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, infertility, and osteoarthritis. If you’ve been struggling with weight, and diet and exercise are not enough, a bariatric procedure may be the right option for you, depending on other health factors.
We believe that surgical weight loss isn’t seen as a procedure that defines you – rather, it is a tool used to help you redefine yourself.
Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.