Bariatric Surgery: What to Consider - Ascension Wisconsin

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Published on April 24, 2017

Bariatric Surgery: What to Consider

Obesity continues to be a major health epidemic in Wisconsin. Bariatric surgery, also commonly referred to as “stomach stapling” or “weight loss surgery,” is available to people whose other weight loss and obesity treatment options have failed.

Who's a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

  • The morbidly obese - those who are more than 100 pounds above their ideal weight
  • Those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • The likelihood of becoming a bariatric surgery candidate is increased if there are other health related illnesses or limitations because of excess weight.

What Sets Wheaton Apart for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is highly specialized and requires surgeons, specialists and support staff who are skilled and experienced in all of the many different bariatric surgery options available.

Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus, in partnership with the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin, offers one of Wisconsin’s leading bariatric surgery programs, featuring the area’s most experienced team.

Elmbrook Memorial’s certified bariatric surgeons were among the first to develop minimally invasive approaches to bariatric surgery and have performed more than 2,300 bariatric surgeries. Our team has one of the highest success rates in the nation and we have been named a Bariatric Center of Excellence since 2005.

Making the Decision to Have Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is not a choice to be made on impulse and it’s not a surgery we will perform without thorough education and consideration. For your safety and well-being, we want to make sure you have as many opportunities as possible to ask questions and receive all the information you need.

We offer free bariatric seminars to provide you with important information and give you the opportunity to ask questions. Register for an upcoming seminar today, and learn more about our exceptional bariatric care and expert surgeons.

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