Bariatric Surgery In This Section In This Section Surgery OptionsMemorial Regional Hospital & Memorial Hospital PembrokeMemorial Hospital West Morbid obesity is a chronic, clinical condition that may be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. Obesity can contribute to high blood pressure, sleep apnea, pre-diabetes or other health issues. If you are obese, our Weight-Loss Surgery Program may be able to help. We offer outstanding clinical expertise and recognize that surgery is not a quick fix, but a strategic move toward a healthier lifestyle. Bariatric Surgery Options Smart Snippet: Video Datasource: Set Video Source here We offer several bariatric (weight-loss) surgical options. Each surgical option includes a structured follow-up plan, ongoing guidance and support by dedicated experts. Our procedures include: Laparoscopic gastric bypass Adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band® System) Sleeve gastrectomy Learn more about our types of bariatric surgery. Our Locations Memorial Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital Pembroke Memorial Hospital West About Bariatric Surgery Smart Snippet: Video Datasource: Set Video Source here Bariatric surgery can help weight loss in three ways: Limiting the amount of food you can eat at one time by reducing the functional size of the stomach Reducing the amount of calories the small intestine can absorb Controlling your hunger for food, by diminishing the hormonal drive to eat Successfully maintaining weight loss from surgery depends on your commitment to healthy eating and regular exercise. Eligibility for Surgery We can help you determine whether weight-loss surgery is the right option for you. The following are general guidelines that help determine if you are eligible for weight-loss surgery. Age 18 or older Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 40, or BMI of 35 to 40 with other significant medical conditions Failure to lose weight with physician-guided diets and exercise regimens Absence of medical problems that might make surgery unsafe Attend a seminar to learn if you’re a candidate. Cost of Surgery The cost of weight-loss surgery varies. Differences among insurance companies and insurance policies affect the amount of reimbursement a patient receives. Some insurance policies specifically exclude obesity treatment, or they have such strict guidelines for bariatric surgery that many people fail to qualify. If you learn that your insurance does not cover weight-loss surgery, contact our office to discuss other options to help you achieve your goal.