Weight-loss surgery in Mobile
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. Ascension Providence Weight-Loss Center in Mobile, Alabama, provides specialty care for bariatric surgery. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, or 35 and above, with a weight-related health condition, bariatric 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 Ascension Providence, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, nurse navigator and bariatric dietitian. 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.
Types of bariatric surgery
At Ascension Providence, our bariatric team specializes in the following procedures:
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our weight management care team is 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 Providence, we also offer a bariatric support group and nutrition counseling. Your success is important to us.