Kansas City Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric surgery isn’t just about transformation; it’s about reclaiming the life you deserve. Let’s have a conversation about how this journey can be the beginning of a whole new you.

Kansas City Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric surgery isn’t just about transformation; it’s about reclaiming the life you deserve. Let’s have a conversation about how this journey can be the beginning of a whole new you.

Bariatric Surgery Success Stories

JAMES

I have fought with my weight since I gave birth to my youngest child. I had tried everything, if there was a diet I did it, a program I did it, I had some success, but the weight always came back.

Since the surgery, I have lost 18% of my weight, my goal is 28% so I am within 10% of it in only 8 months. The support before the surgery was amazing, the team helped me understand completely what to expect and helped me be ready for how my life was going to change.

I have now lost 2 dress sizes and have more energy to get out and walk. I have stopped taking my cholesterol medication. I just went on a cruise and was able to wear a bathing suit and I looked GOOD! Dr. Joseph and his team are outstanding in making sure you are ready before and support after the procedure, always ready to answer questions.

OUR SURGEONS

Dr. Sigi Joseph bariatric surgeon

Sigi Joseph MD F.A.C.S.

Joe Radzevich, DO

Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch – abbreviated as BPD/DS – is a procedure with two components. First, a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

IThe Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass — often called gastric bypass — is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. It is also renowned for its effectiveness in significantly reducing obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, by altering the digestive process.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, frequently referred to as “the sleeve,” involves a surgical procedure where about 80 percent of the stomach is removed. This significant reduction in stomach size creates a smaller, banana-shaped tubular pouch. This new stomach size limits the amount of food one can eat, leading to weight loss.

Orbera Stomach Balloon

ORBERA™ combines a clinically tested and proven medical device, with your own customized plan and support team, to effectively manage weight loss. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control.

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FAQ

Adjustable gastric banding is the only type of bariatric surgery that is reversible. The band can be removed, and the stomach will return to its original size and shape.

Most insurance companies require a series of weight loss visits before approving bariatric surgery. These visits can range from 3 months to as much as 12 months, depending on the insurance provider’s policy.

Recovery times can vary between individuals. We generally advise patients to avoid lifting more than 20 pounds for up to six weeks after surgery. Most patients are able to return to their regular activities between 2 and 6 weeks post-operation.

The length of time from consultation to bariatric surgery can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the specific bariatric surgery being considered, the individual’s medical history and condition, and the requirements of the bariatric program or surgeon.

In general, the process for bariatric surgery typically involves several steps, including initial consultation and evaluation, pre-operative preparation and testing, the surgical procedure itself, and post-operative follow-up care. Depending on the specific bariatric program or surgeon, the time frame for each of these steps can vary.

On average, it can take several weeks to several months to complete the entire process and undergo bariatric surgery. The initial consultation and evaluation may take several weeks to schedule, and the pre-operative preparation and testing may take several weeks to several months to complete. Once the pre-operative requirements are met, the actual surgical procedure may be scheduled within several weeks to several months, depending on the availability of the surgeon and the surgical facility.

It’s important to note that the length of time from consultation to bariatric surgery can also depend on the individual’s medical history and condition. For example, individuals with certain medical conditions may need to undergo additional testing or preparation before being cleared for surgery, which can add to the overall time frame. It’s best to consult with a bariatric program or surgeon directly to get a better understanding of the expected timeline for bariatric surgery.

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