At Parker Adventist Hospital, we specialize in bariatric surgery to help our patients achieve weight loss success. Take action to feel confident about your health and body — meet with one of our bariatric surgeons.
Have you tried to lose weight with diet or exercise and been unsuccessful?
Our team of experienced weight loss surgery experts work closely with your surgeon to help you achieve optimal weight loss success. We provide continuity of care and foster a collaborative environment between our team and your surgeon. The multidisciplinary team consisting of board-certified surgeons, dietitians, nurses, trainers and other specialists, is sensitive to your needs, well-educated about weight loss surgery and dedicated to helping you achieve long term success.
But most importantly, we remain by your side with our aftercare program to ensure that all your questions are answered and that you remain on a successful course of weight loss following your surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Options
- Gastric bypass. As the most common type of bariatric procedure, gastric bypass involves creating a new, smaller stomach pouch to facilitate eating smaller meals, which results in the individual consuming fewer calories.
- Sleeve gastrectomy. This bariatric procedure involves removing 80 percent of the stomach. The new stomach holds a much smaller volume of food and therefore restricts the individual from indulging in too many calories.
- Robotic Bariatric Surgery. Robotic surgery allows for less blood loss, less pain, and a shorter hospital stay. The gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, removal of a band and/or conversion to a sleeve, and other revisional bariatric procedures can all be done robotically.
Components of Our Program
- Nutritional counseling with a registered dietician specializing in weight loss surgery and management
- Psychological counseling with a psychologist
- Medically supervised pre-operative weight loss classes
- Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence accredited surgical facility with bariatric surgery trained care teams
- Weight loss surgery support groups
- Internet-based learning options
- Post-operative support with our registered dietician and psychologist
- On-going coordination with your bariatric surgeon
Your First Appointment at the Center for Bariatric Surgery
Please plan on spending approximately three hours with us for your first appointment. You will be meeting with our bariatric coordinator who will orient you to all the services and support we provide. You will then complete a nutritional evaluation by our registered dietician. This is required by all insurance companies to obtain an authorization for surgery. Finally, you will complete a comprehensive psychological evaluation by our licensed psychologist who specializes in bariatric surgery.
An integral part of your decision to have safe weight loss surgery is the commitment to follow-up. We want you to be successful; therefore, we have designed support groups for you to attend and resources to guide you through the entire weight loss surgery process.
The learning, sharing and support you receive from your peers is a great way to keep your weight loss motivation high. By participating in weight loss surgery support group, you are more likely to reach your goals than if you tried alone.
Each support group features a speaker on a subject of interest to people who are anticipating or who have had safe weight loss surgery. A period of questions and discussion follows every featured speaker. All pre and post-operative weight loss surgery patients and their family members are welcome to join us.
Where: Inspiration B conference room, garden level (Please refer to the television screen as you walk in to determine the class location)
We welcome anyone to attend these Support Groups. Whether you have had surgery, are thinking about surgery or are supporting someone who has had surgery, we welcome you.
Why choose our bariatric surgery program?
The Center for Bariatric Surgery at Parker Adventist Hospital is here to guide you through your weight loss journey. Our bariatric coordinators will stay by your side, from your first appointment, preoperative classes, surgery and aftercare program. All of our caregivers are experienced in supporting our weight loss patients, from our psychologists, dietitians, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgeons.
Among many accreditations, Parker Adventist Hospital holds Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited as well as a Comprehensive Center for providing superior bariatric surgery patient care and delivering optimal levels of performance. As an accredited program we have demonstrated that our center meets the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.