Bariatric Surgery and Weight-loss Services
Maintaining an appropriate body weight is important to good health throughout your life. Yet losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy for many people. A combination of healthy eating and regular exercise is an essential part of a weight-loss program. Consulting with your physician, as well as nutritional and psychological counseling, can also help. For people suffering from morbid obesity who may need a higher level of intervention, Beebe Medical Center offers another possibility — bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a general term for several weight-loss procedures. At Beebe, our experienced team of bariatric surgeons and nurses specializes in gastric banding surgery, a minimally invasive procedure with low risk. Adjustable gastric banding induces weight loss by placing an adjustable band — inserted through small incisions — around the upper part of the stomach. The band creates a new, tiny stomach pouch, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. Patients who undergo gastric banding surgery typically resume normal activities within one week.
To learn more about bariatric surgery and weight loss, visit: www.delmarvabariatric.com or call 302-645-3100 ext 5410.