The Jane Phillips Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program was established as part of the Diabetes and Nutrition Education department to help people achieve significant weight loss through surgery or a non-surgical program. Our goal is to support you in making changes that support a healthier lifestyle, as well as improving or avoiding conditions associated with obesity. Our team consists of a surgeon, RN bariatric coordinator, registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, psychologist and inpatient hospital staff.
The comprehensive surgical option includes visits with the bariatric coordinator, dietitian, exercise physiologist, psychologist and, if needed, sleep specialists, cardiologists and a gastroenterologist.
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic gastric sleeve
The following criteria can help determine if you are eligible for bariatric surgery:
- Based on your height and weight, if your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or above, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
- If your BMI is 35 or higher and you have other medical conditions complicated by obesity, you may be a candidate for surgery.
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For those who want to lose weight but prefer a non-surgical approach, or if your health insurance provider does not cover bariatric surgery, we also offer a non-surgical weight loss program.
- Medical nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian
- Exercise program with an exercise physiologist
To learn more about bariatric surgery, attend a free bariatric seminar provided by the bariatric surgeons at Jane Phillips Medical Center. Pre-registration is required. All classes are at 5:30 p.m. at Jane Phillips Medical Center. Please call 918-331-1143 to register.
Sessions for 2017:
- August 10
- October 12
- December 14