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Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing decision – and the first step on your journey to a happier, healthier you. Our expert team of caring surgeons, nutritionists, exercise therapists, counselors and staff will guide you the entire way, and is here to answer any questions you may have.
Meet Dr. Michael Kammerer, MD, FACS
Dr. Kammerer is a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon and board-certified general surgeon. Working closely with each of his patients to make sure weight loss surgery is the right option for them and develop a personalized plan, Dr. Kammerer’s compassionate, comprehensive approach sets patients up for long-term success.
A Comprehensive Approach
Weight loss surgery isn’t a quick fix. But with the right diet and exercise, people can lose significant weight and reduce or eliminate many weight-related health issues. Pre-surgery education sessions provide expert, personal guidance to help prepare you for your new lifestyle, and post-surgery support groups help keep you focused on your health and weight loss goals.
A Healthier You
If you have struggled to reach a healthy weight with diet and exercise, it may be time to consider weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery can lead to a longer life expectancy and better quality of life, helping to address health issues such as:
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?
You don’t have to be as overweight as you might think to qualify for weight loss surgery. If you have a body mass index of 40 or higher, or significant health conditions related to being overweight, weight loss surgery may be an option for you.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
To be a candidate for weight loss surgery, your body mass index must be 40 or higher, or 35 or higher if you have obesity-related health issues like diabetes or sleep apnea. A weight loss surgeon will be able to tell you if you are eligible, and help you find other weight loss resources as well.
The amount of weight lost will depend on your starting weight, height and other factors, and is different for each individual. Most participants in the program start losing weight before surgery, and then lose more weight quickly after surgery, until they reach their weight loss goals.
We perform gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery, the two most common forms of weight loss surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery has become the most popular procedure, however both types of surgery have similar recovery times. While gastric bypass can offer slightly increased weight loss, it also carries more short-term and long-term side effects. Your bariatric surgeon will discuss your options and work with you to choose the right one for you.
Before your surgery, you will meet with a behavioral health counselor and a certified nutritionist to help you prepare for your lifestyle changes. Your diet will be restricted the first few weeks after surgery, and since both types of surgery make your stomach smaller, you won’t be able to eat as much. Many patients experience a reduction in symptoms associated with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure almost immediately, along with increased energy levels and a gradual reduction in join pain. To learn more, schedule a consultation or come to one of our monthly education sessions.