Bariatric surgery may be an option for those who are very obese and have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise. The two general ways in which bariatric surgeries work are:
Types of SurgeryWeight loss surgery is not cosmetic surgery and does not surgically remove fat. It works in conjunction with long-term lifestyle changes, including drastic changes in diet and commitments to exercise. The main types of bariatric surgery are:
Generally, the hospital stay (including the day of surgery) can be one to two days for a gastric band, two to three days for a laparoscopic gastric bypass, and five to seven days for an open gastric bypass. Your bariatric surgeon will help you decide which bariatric surgery procedure is right for you.
Attend a Free Seminar in Greenville, SC
To learn more about bariatric surgery, attend a free orientation seminar at St. Francis. Our bariatric surgery center is located in Greenville, SC and is convenient to Spartanburg, Anderson, and areas throughout the Upstate.
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