Surgical Weight Loss
More than 10 million Americans suffer from morbid obesity and no diets, exercise program or drug has given them the ability to create a healthy body. People who are morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds over their “ideal” weight) have a much greater probability of suffering from other medical challenges like Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other potential life-threatening diseases.
If this sounds like you or someone you love, you now have a new option through the surgical weight loss program at Menorah Medical Center.
The Menorah Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Program
Our multi-disciplinary team will be with you every step of your journey to permanent weight loss. Our team consists of:
- Office Coordinator
- Unit Director
- Program Coordinator and Registered Nurses who are program navigators, champions and support group leaders
A support group is available for anyone who has had weight loss surgery or is considering weight loss surgery. The group meets at Menorah Medical Center and is free to attend. Individuals and family members are welcome. Upcoming support groups date can be found on our calendar. For more information, or to register to attend, please call (913) 498-7367.
What Can I Expect?
Just a few small steps can lead you to your goal of being healthier, happier and able to enjoy the simple things in life. You can be referred to the program by your physician or you can refer yourself. You will meet with the bariatric surgeon who will talk to you about your medical and weight loss history
If you are interested in taking the next step towards surgical weight loss, please call us at (913) 498-7367, or email us. You will be given all of the information you need to start your journey to a healthier, happier life including dates to upcoming informational seminars. If you want to live the life you deserve, call today.
Learn more about the surgeons who perform this procedure:
Type of Procedures
To learn more about sleeve gastrectomy, visit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and review the ASMBS Position Statement on Sleeve Gastrectomy As a Bariatric Procedure.
For more information about the LapBand procedure used at Menorah Medical Center, visit lapband.com
Heather Turner was stuck in a rut and she couldn’t get out. After giving birth to three children, undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, the stress of having a husband serving in Iraq and poor diet choices combined with lack of exercise, the Leavenworth woman was overweight and frustrated.