“Weight Loss Surgery and You” is a Guide Filled with the Important Information You Need to Know
Like Factors to Consider Before Starting a New Weight Loss Journey
If you're struggling to lose excess weight — and keep it off for good — Crossroads Community Hospital is here to help you learn about your weight loss surgery options. Our new "Weight Loss Surgery and You" guide offers some important factors to think about when considering this next step in your weight loss journey. The guide also includes encouraging information about the health benefits of losing weight, and stories about positive outcomes experienced by other weight loss surgery patients.
Not All Weight Loss Treatments Are the Same
Although most people share the same goal — to lose weight and keep it off — your journey is likely to be different than another person’s journey. Some patients successfully lose weight with nonsurgical medical assistance alone, while others do better with bariatric surgery. The weight loss specialists at Crossroads Community Hospital are highly trained in all aspects of weight loss treatment and can help you decide which option would be best for you.
The “Weight Loss Surgery and You” guide will explain the difference between medical weight loss and surgical weight loss, and what to expect before, during and after each treatment or procedure.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries
Patients who decide to have bariatric surgery have access to four procedures, some including minimally invasive options and robotic-assisted procedures. That means less pain and scarring, less risk of infection, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Your bariatric surgeon will know which procedure is right for you.
The “Weight Loss Surgery and You” guide explains the differences between the following surgical procedures:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric Sleeve Conversion
- Lap Band
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
Medical information provided on this site, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.