Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss
at Augusta University Center for Obesity & Metabolism
Regain Your Health With Weight Loss Surgery
Have you struggled with obesity for years, trying unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise? If so, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery for safe, effective and long-term weight loss.
The goal of weight loss surgery is to help you lose weight, keep the weight off, improve the medical problems you have that are related to obesity, and create a healthier, happier you.
Weight loss surgery is a tool to assist you with weight loss. Your success will depend on the long-term lifestyle modifications that you make, including eating habits and exercising.
How Weight Loss Surgery Works
Weight loss surgeries, which minimize the chance you will overeat by causing you to feel full sooner, are classified as restrictive, malabsorptive or a combination.
Restrictive procedures involve placing a band around the stomach, dividing the stomach to create a small pouch or removing a part of the stomach, limiting the amount of food you can take in before feeling full.
Malabsorptive procedures bypass a portion of the intestine, causing the body to absorb fewer calories.
Some surgeries combine the two techniques.
Our Surgical Services
Evaluation and Preparation: Keys to Successful Weight Loss Surgery
At Augusta University Center for Obesity & Metabolism, our goal is to provide safe surgical weight loss services and optimal outcomes. That’s why you must undergo an extensive evaluation and preparation process by our weight loss team. This important process will ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, help avoid complications and foster successful, long-term weight loss.
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