Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery
Like any surgery, weight loss procedures can be intimidating. That's why we've tried to answer a few common questions here for anyone considering bariatric surgery.
Q1. What type of procedures are there?
A1. Covenant Health's weight loss surgical procedures are minimally invasive or laparoscopic. Types of procedures offered are:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band®)
- Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
- Duodenal Switch (Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch)
Click here to read more about each of these procedures.
Q2. How do I know if weight loss surgery is right for me?
A2. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, have other health problems, and/or struggle with weight loss, come to a free seminar to learn more and speak with a surgeon.
Q3. How do I know which procedure is right for me?
A3. There are a number of factors that help determine which procedure fits a particular patient the best. Come to our free seminar to hear first-hand about the surgical options, ask questions and speak with one of our weight loss surgeons. You and your surgeon will determine which procedure is right for you.
Q4. Do I get to meet the surgeons?
A4. Yes, you get to meet, talk to and ask questions of one of our weight loss surgeons at the free seminar and you will have a one-on-one consultation with your surgeon to discuss your specific needs and determine which procedure is the best for you.
Q5. How do I get more information?
A5. We highly recommend all interested parties attend one of our seminars. You can also call call 1-866-4COVENANT and ask about bariatric services any time to set up a one-on-one consultation.