Weight-loss surgery in Maryland
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food. Bariatric care teams at Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery in Maryland provide specialty care for surgical weight loss. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:
- Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
- Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
- Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?
Weight-loss surgery is a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work together to create a weight-loss plan that’s right for you.
What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation
Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension Saint Agnes, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, registered nurse, bariatric dietitian, and behavioral health support. We also have an insurance coordinator that explains insurance coverage and pre-approval requirements.
Our care team helps you to understand surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by registering for a seminar.
Types of bariatric surgery
At Ascension Saint Agnes, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. You also receive detailed guidelines for how to stay safe after surgery. This is important for your overall success. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Weight loss before and after surgery
You will have a network of support before, during and after your weight-loss surgery. During your journey, you’ll have follow-up visits with your doctor and care team. At Ascension Saint Agnes, we also offer bariatric support groups and nutrition counseling. Your health and success are important to us.
Patient stories about their bariatric surgery journey
Bariatric surgery has helped many people achieve their weight-loss goals. Here are real-life success stories from patients who have followed our program.