Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Clinic
Did you know that Bariatric Surgery can improve quality of life in 95% of patients? Diabetes – 84% resolution; Hypertension – 67% resolution; Sleep Apnea – 80% resolution; Hyperlipidemia – 97% resolution
Bariatric surgery is the most successful long-term treatment of obesity. There are three kinds of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries performed at SAMMC: Adjustable Gastric band (Lap-Band®), Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y) and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
If you are overweight and have obesity-related conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or other obesity-related conditions, then you may qualify for bariatric surgery.
The Bariatric Clinic is a self-referral clinic and offers informational seminars on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Please stop by the Bariatric Clinic located on the second floor of the Medical Mall in the General Surgery Clinic, or call (210) 916-9023 to set up an appointment. The Bariatric Clinic will also accept referrals from your Primary Care Manager, to be seen visit your PCM and request a Bariatric consult.
There is a Bariatric Support Group held on the 1st Wednesday of each month in the main dining room in the lower level of BAMC. The support group is open to all bariatric patients, former patients, and those considering bariatric surgery. No appointments are required to attend the bariatric support group.