Which surgery is right for you?
For patients who remain severely obese after non-surgical approaches to weight loss have failed or for patients who have obesity-related diseases, surgery may be the next best step. The type of surgery you choose is not only a very personal decision that should be discussed between you and your family, but also one that requires the professional expertise and knowledge of your surgeon. Patients who have had surgery require not only close monitoring, but also life-long use of special foods and medications. Surgery to promote weight loss is a serious undertaking and typically not reversible.
Remember, there are no guarantees for any method, including surgery, to produce and maintain weight loss. Success is only possible with your full cooperation and commitment to behavioral change and medical follow-up.
Surgical Weight Loss Options Offered at Women & Children's Hospital: