Bariatric Surgery Program
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 66 percent of U.S. adults
are overweight or obese. Morbid obesity closely correlates to a number
of serious conditions undermining the health of patients, including heart
disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Bariatric surgery, when performed
correctly, can help obese patients manage these conditions.
The Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital utilizes a multidisciplinary
approach to successful long-term weight loss using the expertise of the
surgeons, program coordinator, psychiatrists, registered dietitian, physical
therapists, exercise physiologist, meditation/spirituality specialist,
acute-care surgical and post-op staff, and surgical office personnel.
The surgeons at the Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital have
been trained by some of the foremost physicians in the field. Almost 100%
of our bariatric surgeries are done laparoscopically using the Laparoscopic
Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) technique.