Bariatric Surgery (Weight-Loss Surgery*)

An effective weight-loss option

Losing weight can be extremely difficult, and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose, it can be even more challenging. For some, weight-loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. Bariatric surgery can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active and satisfying life.

Bariatric surgery options

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our bariatric surgery program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’s experienced surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery, and offer proven weight-loss techniques such as:

  • Gastric bypass – There are several types of procedures that are used, but all of them bypass part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. Bypass techniques involve stapling off an area of the stomach to create a smaller pouch or surgically removing part of the stomach, both of which create a smaller stomach area.
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – Through five small incisions, each between one and two inches long, the surgeon removes approximately 70 percent of the stomach. This new stomach has a total capacity of just three to five ounces, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only two to four ounces of food. According to published medical data, weight loss with the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can be 60 to 70 percent of excess weight at two years.

Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you

Talk to your doctor to find out whether bariatric surgery is a good option for you or attend one of our free surgical weight loss educational seminars.

For more information, visit poplarbluffregionalweightloss.com.

*Weight loss surgery: Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.