Is Surgical Weight Loss Right for You?
Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective weight-loss solution for many patients with obesity. As with any chronic, progressive disease, earlier intervention leads to the best results.
Commitment to lifestyle changes before surgery, after surgery and for the rest of your life will help to ensure a safe and successful recovery and the best possible long-term outcome. If you’ve set your sights on better health, bariatric surgery is an option you’ll want to consider. To learn more, register for one of our free seminars.
Weight-loss procedures fall into two categories—restrictive and malabsorptive. Restrictive procedures reduce the number of calories that you can take in by limiting the size of the stomach pouch. These include gastric band and gastric sleeve. Malabsorptive procedures block the absorption of calories through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream by rerouting or bypassing part of the intestinal track. Some procedures, like gastric bypass, combine both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.
Understanding your options is vital to ensuring the success of your weight-loss journey. Learn more about bariatric surgery options.
We are proud that West Chester Hospital has been recognized as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
In addition, both West Chester Hospital and the West Chester Hospital Surgical Center have been recognized for excellence by the following organizations:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
- Aetna Bariatric Institute of Quality
- Optum Bariatric Resource Services Center of Excellence (BRSCOE)
We believe that these and other safety and quality verifications ensure that our surgical and medical care are delivered in a manner that meets strict standards and increases the likelihood of superior outcomes for our patients.