At Prisma Health Weight Management Center, we have compiled information to help you better understand bariatric surgery, including the types of procedures we offer and the ideal candidate for surgery.
Not everyone is a candidate for weight loss surgery, but generally these are the main requirements:
Every patient is different. If you feel you are a candidate and are interested in weight loss surgery, please contact our office today to discuss your weight and health goals at 803-376-5982.
Bariatric surgery is surgery performed the help an individual lose weight. There are three categories of bariatric, or weight loss surgery:
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Our surgeons at Prisma Health Weight Management Center perform the following bariatric procedures:
da Vinci® Surgical System
At Prisma Health Weight Management Center, many of our bariatric procedures are performed using the da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgical System. da Vinci® is the most advanced form of minimally invasive surgery and allows for improved visualization of the anatomy and enhanced dexterity of the surgical instruments by the surgeon.
No procedure is right for every person, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both procedures. You and your surgeon will discuss your individual medical considerations and the risks and benefits of each procedure. Together you will decide if weight-loss surgery is appropriate for you and which procedure might be better suited for you.
March 25, 2020