Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss
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Indiana University Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss, through its dedicated staff and physicians, delivers the highest quality of care and compassion to complex, morbidly obese patients. Our academic affiliation with Indiana University affords us access to cutting edge research, nationally renowned scientists, and the latest advancements in the fields of bariatrics and metabolism. IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss offers a customized approach and is one of the only bariatric centers to offer not only surgical weight loss programs, but also a non-surgical medically supervised weight loss program for those who do not qualify for the surgical procedures or who may not want surgery. All bariatric surgeries are minimally invasive surgeries, which is a less invasive surgical option. Unless there is a medical reason not to do so, all bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically.
IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, recognized as a surgical program with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Treatment
IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss is one of the only bariatric centers to offer not only surgical weight loss programs, but also a non-surgical medically supervised weight loss program for those who do not qualify for the surgical procedures or may not want surgery. Our Bariatrics team provides the tools you need, everything from dedicated specialists to the most advanced research and technology, in order for you to meet your weight loss goals.
IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss also offers numerous pre/post operation support groups and free informational seminars. Having the right support throughout the entire weight loss process is an important aspect that is sometimes overlooked, and vital to long-term success.
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Surgery is the primary surgery performed by IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss and is the most common and successful malabsorptive surgery. This bypass reduces the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed by the body and can be performed by either traditional open surgery or laparoscopically. The Roux-en-y technique is generally more effective in reversing health problems associated with serve obesity.
Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric Band Surgery uses an Adjustable Gastric Band to restrict the size of the stomach and restrict food intake while not interfering with the normal digestive process. Successful surgery results depend on the patient’s willingness to adopt a long-term plan of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity to reach their weight loss goal.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Surgical Gastrectomy surgery reduces the stomach to about ¼ of its originally size by surgically removing a large portion of the stomach. This surgery has a high safety profile and is an ideal option for patients with previous extensive intestinal surgery or dense adhesions due to the fact it is performed laparoscopically, does not include an anastomosis, and the intestines are not manipulated. Additionally, there are less nutritional consequences because there is no intestinal bypass, placed foreign body or need for postoperative adjustments.
Revisional Bariatric Surgery is corrective surgery to alter or repair previous weight loss surgeries that have failed. Patients whose previous bariatric surgery produced undesirable or inherent limited outcomes are possible candidates for revisional surgery. However, all surgeries are risky and run the chance for complications. Common risk factors associated with bariatric surgery include respiratory and cardiac problems, blood clots, leaks and infections.
Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Our non-surgical medically supervised weight loss program is a customized program, tailored for ages 18 to 68, offering medical monitoring, a variety of nutritional programs, behavioral strategies for lifestyle changes, physical activity and prescription medications when indicated. Your weight loss plan is tailored to you and takes into consideration your food preferences, schedule and nutritional needs.
Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Team
The surgeons, bariatricians and psychologists at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss, many of who are recognized as leaders and educators in their field, have performed thousands of weight loss operations and have been published in numerous academics journals and textbooks. All staff members are deeply committed to the science and art of caring for morbidly obese patients. Some of our staff have had weight loss surgery and possess a personal perspective that allows them to impart valuable knowledge and advice.