Sherry, Weight-Loss Surgery Patient
Our surgeons specialize in performing the following minimally invasive weight-loss surgeries:
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
- Sleeve gastrectomy
Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar and Information Session
Before meeting with our experts, we recommend viewing our online weight-loss surgery seminar or attending an information session in at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Both options provide an overview of options we offer. The information sessions are hosted by our surgeons and gives you a chance to meet them in person and ask questions.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Our weight-loss surgery program has earned the prestigious national Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Our program is recognized for the way we prepare patients for surgery, achieve exceptional surgical success and provide ongoing support.
Do You Qualify For Weight-Loss Surgery?
Weight-loss surgery is for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone. We follow the National Institute of Health guidelines for obesity surgery. To qualify, you must have a BMI of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 in addition to one of these conditions:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - heartburn symptom
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease
If you qualify - see the patient information section for more details on the process.
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater