Support and services for weight loss surgery
If you are considering bariatric surgery, we are proud to join you on your journey. Surgical weight loss surgery can be a crucial step to helping you regain your health and well-being. It’s a proven option for treating obesity when more conservative measures such as diet, exercise and medication have failed. It can also contribute significantly to resolving other health issues and regaining your quality of life.
Bariatric surgery is most successful when accompanied by lifestyle changes, including changes in eating habits and physical activity. Our goal is to provide you with the support you need, every step of the way. Call our team at (530) 749-2409 to learn more.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery, and the lifestyle changes required to achieve your goals, requires a serious commitment on your part. But your commitment also comes with a promise from us to do everything we can to help you succeed. You have a team of physicians and health professionals on your side, there to help you every step of the way.
Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Arturo Garcia, is trained in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures. He offers two minimally invasive surgical approaches, gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve).
Safe, expert bariatric procedures with proven results
High blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, elevated cholesterol and emotional well-being are just a few of the complications faced by people who are obese. According to the National Institute of Health, obesity affects one in three adults in the U.S. Fortunately, weight loss surgery combined with lifestyle changes, can help people struggling with obesity get the long-term weight loss they need to aid them in leading a longer and healthier life.
Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?
- It may be right for you if
- You are 18 years or older
- You have made repeated, medically documented attempts at nonsurgical weight loss and have failed
- Your Body Mass Index is greater than 35. You are medically stable and physically able to withstand surgery
- You complete all required pre-operative testing and requirements
At Adventist Health and Rideout, we’re not just clinical experts. We also understand the emotional needs of anyone considering bariatric surgery. We do everything possible to help you through this process, physically, emotionally and spiritually. A dedicated bariatric nurse navigator is available to answer your questions when you’re ready.