Weight Loss For GOOD!

Safe and effective weight loss procedures are available at Bingham Memorial Hospital

With Bariatric Surgery—Live Better. Live Longer.

Over the past couple of decades, obesity has dramatically increased in the U.S. Morbid obesity is a chronic disease and today, more than one-third (34.9 percent) of U.S. adults are obese. If not carefully monitored, being overweight can be the cause of many serious health conditions or a premature death. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to help reduce your chances of being at risk for some of these weight-related diseases:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Some cancers
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Joint problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes

Not only can obesity affect you physically, but it can also take a toll on you mentally and emotionally. The good news—obesity is the second most preventable type of death in the U.S. and reducing your weight can reduce your risk for the severity of other diseases.

If you’ve been on a weight-loss journey for a while and are unhappy with your progress, you might be interested to know that weight-loss surgery is a proven method to treat obesity. Also, most insurance carriers now have benefits for weight-loss surgery.

Bingham Memorial’s Bariatric Surgery Program—A Step Above the Rest

The ASMBS recognizes Bingham’s surgeons and facilities for providing superior bariatric surgery patient care and promoting optimal levels of performance. To receive this designation, Bingham has undergone an extensive approval process.

Additionally, the doctors with Bingham Memorial’s Bariatric Surgery program were the first to successfully perform the Gastric Sleeve surgery in eastern Idaho, and have one of the lowest complication rates to-date. Bingham Memorial performs the most weight-loss procedures in the area, and our specialists also help to treat diseases like diabetes, GERD, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA).

Our team of weight-loss specialists will be with you every step of the way as you improve your life and take control of your weight. As part of the Bariatric Program, an extensive assessment exists to determine which weight-loss surgery will be the safest and most effective for you. Weight-loss specialists will meet with patients months before the surgery and, in many cases, for a few months after the surgery to help patients navigate through this significant change.

Of the many bariatric surgeries available today, the following two weight-loss surgeries are the most common, and we also offer non-surgical weight-loss programs as well.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the more prevalent weight-loss surgeries today. This procedure limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. The gastric sleeve surgery enables the patient to get to a healthy, safe weight, and allows patients to lose weight quicker and without any of the risks they might experience with other surgeries.

In clinical studies, patients lost an average of 66 percent of their excess weight through sleeve gastrectomy.

Gastric Band (LAP-BAND) Surgery

If you have tried unsuccessfully to maintain a healthy weight, then LAP-BAND surgery might be right for you. It’s a safe, effective and minimally invasive surgical option. With this surgery, a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. A small pouch is created, allowing the stomach to hold less food, in turn making you feel full, faster. The goal of the gastric band is to improve health and quality of life while increasing lifespan.

In a clinical trial, gastric band patients lost an average of 38 percent of excess weight at one year and nearly 43 percent at three years.

Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminars and Online Videos

Bingham Memorial Hospital holds free informational weight-loss seminars every month. Additionally, former surgical weight-loss patients and members of the Bingham Bariatric Program will also be attending the seminar and offering their input. It’s the perfect opportunity to see if a weight-loss surgery is right for you.

Find out more about Bariatric Surgery and how to take control of your life. Register for one of our free seminars in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls or Pocatello by clicking MyFreeSeminar.org or by calling (208) 782-3993.