Using guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), patients weighing more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight, or a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher are candidates for surgical treatment. Patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 may be candidates for surgery if they suffer from comorbid conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, pulmonary disease, severe reflux disease, and/or arthritis.
Greenville Health System, Department of Bariatric and General Surgery offers several bariatric procedures.
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Divided Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Adjustable Gastric Banding)
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
- ORBERA Weight Loss System
All surgical options include the following:
- comprehensive pre-surgical evaluations
- complete nutritional assessment and unlimited pre-surgery and post-surgery nutritional support from our experienced registered dietitian
- complete pre-surgery psychological evaluation and post-surgery psychological support
- weekly pre-surgery and post-surgery group support sessions run by the psychologist, a surgeon, or a dietitian