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Weight-loss surgery in Kansas

Bariatric care teams at Via Christi hospitals in Kansas provide bariatric surgery and nutrition counseling for weight loss.
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 Via Christi in Wichita and Manhattan, Kansas provide specialty care for surgical and some medically supervised 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 can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you 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 Via Christi, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, nurse navigator, 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 and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by calling for more information.

Types of bariatric surgery

At Via Christi, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries

We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Non-surgical weight-loss programs

Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We offer clinically proven, non-surgical diet and lifestyle-change programs in Wichita and Manhattan that are personalized to help you lose weight fast and build healthier routines that last.

Before and after weight-loss 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 a location near you. At Via Christi, we also offer bariatric support groups and nutrition counseling. Your success is 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.

Weight-loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.