WHY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
Weight loss surgery at the Bariatric Center at Ellis Medicine is one part of your journey to better health. Ellis is proud to offer the region’s most comprehensive bariatric program, backed by friendly, personalized support you need for long-term success.
Why do people just like you choose surgical weight loss?
We understand that people who undergo bariatric surgery have often struggled with their weight for years. Most admit they have tried trendy weight loss plans, dieting and exercise, but the weight always returns. If you have difficulty losing weight on your own, bariatric surgery could help you effectively manage your weight, improve your overall health, and allow you to do the things that matter to you.
It may offer relief from chronic health conditions
Combined with a comprehensive program, weight loss surgery has been shown to help improve or cure obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, asthma, and high cholesterol. People are often surprised to discover that conditions such as diabetes go away the first day after surgery, and other chronic conditions may improve within weeks. Our patients commonly experience rapid weight loss during the first year, followed by more gradual loss. Once you have achieved a healthy weight, we’ll help you establish a lifestyle to maintain your weight at that level.
For non-scale victories and the things that matter
Weight loss is one reason patients choose bariatric surgery, but we understand it’s not the only reason. It’s equally about those non-scale victories. The little everyday moments made better by weight loss and improved health. That could mean something as simple as being able to tie your shoes or play with your child again. It could be traveling in an airplane without a seat belt extender or feeling confident in a bathing suit or eliminating medications or sleeping without a BiPAP machine. The Bariatric Care Center at Ellis Medicine understands that everyone’s experience is different. We’ve developed a program that can be personalized to address your needs and weight loss goals.