Weight Loss Surgery
If diet and exercise haven’t provided the results you need, a Saint Francis
Hospital-Memphis doctor can determine if you’re a good candidate for surgical weight loss. Obesity can cause problems beyond simply carrying around extra weight. It may lead to a wide range of health conditions — from heart disease and
high blood pressure to depression, infertility and joint problems. Surgical weight loss not only helps you lose a significant amount of weight, but it can also help make you significantly healthier, possibly adding years to your life.
Weight Loss Options
The weight loss program at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis offers surgical options for those struggling to lose weight. We specialize in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and LAP-BAND procedures. We also provide resources and support to help you take control
of your obesity and regain your health. Our surgical weight loss procedures are designed for those who are 100 pounds or more overweight and have a body mass index of 40 or higher (or 35 or higher with serious chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart
disease or sleep apnea).
The Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Center for Surgical Weight Loss has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS). Our facility is currently the only ASBS designated Center of
Excellence in Memphis and only one of four in Tennessee. Our program has also been recognized by UnitedHealth, CIGNA and Blue Cross/Blue Shield for providing excellent weight loss surgery and care.
Take the First Step
If you’d like to
learn more about our program, please call us at (901) 881-0602. You can also register for a free surgical weight loss seminar at Saint Francis by calling (901) 765-1849.