If you are considering weight-loss surgery, there is no need to travel out of town for this important, health-promoting procedure. It is available right here, close to home, at Palmdale Regional Medical Center (PRMC).
Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease that increases the risk of serious obesity-related complications, including heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, arthritis and diabetes. Studies show that weight-loss procedures are effective treatments for many of these health risks. In fact, the National Institutes of Health says weight-loss surgery is the only treatment for severe obesity that offers lasting results.
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The most common weight-loss procedure performed at PRMC is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass a portion of the intestines. This approach limits the amount of food a patient can eat and absorb. Talk to your doctor about other weight-loss procedures that are also available.
To be considered for weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, patients need referrals from their physicians and must meet body mass index and/or weight criteria for obesity. They also need to demonstrate that other weight-loss methods have failed, attend a seminar or support group, be willing to make permanent dietary changes and undergo preoperative testing and counseling.
Comprehensive care for patients is provided at PRMC by a multidisciplinary team of experts before, during and after weight-loss surgery. Using advanced techniques, we specialize in:
• Laparoscopic, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
• Adjustable Gastric Banding
• Sleeve Gastrectomy
• Revisional Surgery
Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you. To learn more about weight-loss surgery at PRMC, please call 661-382-6255