Bariatric Surgery Basics

Bariatric surgery refers to various procedures designed to help individuals with severe obesity achieve significant weight loss. These surgeries work by altering the stomach’s size or digestive process, thereby restricting food intake and calorie absorption. Bariatric surgery is more than a weight-loss solution; it’s a pathway to overcoming obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea, dramatically improving overall quality of life. Our bariatric surgeons use the most advanced techniques in every procedure.

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Which Surgery is Right for You?

At Surgical Associates, our bariatric surgical team offers advanced weight loss surgeries, including:

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a highly effective bariatric surgery for substantial weight loss and improvement in obesity-related health conditions. This procedure involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and directly connecting it to the small intestine, effectively bypassing a significant portion of the stomach and a part of the small intestine.

Sleeve gastrectomy: Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery where approximately 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving a tube-like “sleeve.” This sleeve limits food intake and reduces hunger hormone levels, aiding significant weight loss. It’s a popular choice for its simplicity and effectiveness in long-term weight management.

Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Steven T. Weiland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Steven T. Weiland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Steven T. Weiland , a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is known for his expertise in bariatric surgery. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with obesity, he is a compassionate and talented bariatric surgeon. His approach goes beyond surgery, focusing on long-term lifestyle changes and support for sustainable weight loss.

Dr. Robert T. Brebrick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Robert T. Brebrick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Robert T. Brebrick brings a wealth of experience in bariatric surgery, coupled with a commitment to patient education and safety. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he emphasizes a holistic approach, ensuring that each patient receives comprehensive care, from preoperative education to postoperative support.

A Personalized, Compassionate Approach to Weight Loss Surgery

Choosing Surgical Associates for bariatric surgery means receiving care that extends far beyond the operating room. Our comprehensive approach includes:

Personalized Consultation

We conduct thorough evaluations to understand each patient’s medical history, dietary habits, and weight loss goals.

Preoperative Education

Patients are equipped with knowledge about the procedure, expected outcomes, and lifestyle changes required for success.

Nutritional Counseling

Our team includes nutritionists who provide tailored dietary plans and guidance for healthy eating habits post-surgery.

Ongoing Support

We offer continuous support, including follow-up appointments, support groups, and resources to help patients navigate their weight loss journey.

Why Choose Our Bariatric Providers?

Dr. Weiland and Dr. Brebrick are specialists in advanced bariatric care. Their expertise, combined with Surgical Associates’ commitment to patient-centered care, ensures that each patient receives the highest quality of treatment. Our bariatric program is designed to help patients achieve not just weight loss but a lasting transformation in their health and well-being. Bariatric surgery at Surgical Associates is more than a medical procedure; it’s a step towards a new, healthier life. Under the expert care of Dr. Weiland and Dr. Brebrick, patients can embark on this transformative journey with confidence and support every step of the way. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Surgical Associates.

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