If you are experiencing health problems because of your weight, your doctor may suggest weight loss surgery. Sentara Martha Jefferson Bariatric Care Center offers a number of options, including the gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve, band-to-bypass or band-to-sleeve conversion and the ORBERA™ gastric balloon.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
If you are 100 pounds or more above your ideal weight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery. Sentara Martha Jefferson Bariatric Care Center offers several minimally invasive techniques for weight loss surgery. In addition, Sentara Martha Jefferson Bariatric Care Center is now offering a weight loss option for patients with a lower BMI (30-40) called the ORBERA™ gastric balloon.
Our experienced weight loss surgeons can assist patients in determining which bariatric surgery option is best depending upon the patient's preference, goals and overall health.