At Mission Surgical Clinic we specialize in transformative bariatric surgery to help you achieve your weight loss goals and lead a healthier life. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized care, guiding you through every step of your weight loss journey.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a medical procedure designed to assist individuals in losing weight by altering the digestive process. It is a proven and effective solution for those struggling with obesity, providing a sustainable path to achieving and maintaining a healthier weight.
How Does it Work?
The primary goal of bariatric surgery is to restrict food intake or reduce the absorption of nutrients, leading to weight loss. Common types of bariatric procedures include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding. These surgeries work by either reducing the size of the stomach, rerouting the digestive tract, or a combination of both.
What to Expect
Before the surgery, our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the most suitable procedure for your individual needs. The surgery itself is performed under anesthesia, and the recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery. Our dedicated medical professionals will provide thorough guidance on post-operative care, dietary changes, and lifestyle adjustments to ensure long-term success.
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss
- Significant Weight Loss: Bariatric surgery often leads to substantial and sustained weight loss, improving overall health and reducing obesity-related complications.
- Resolution of Obesity-Related Conditions: Many individuals experience improvements or remission of obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
- Enhanced Quality of Life: Bariatric surgery can contribute to increased energy levels, improved mobility, and a better overall quality of life.
Risks and Potential Side Effects
While bariatric surgery is generally safe, like any medical procedure, it carries some risks. Potential side effects may include infection, blood clots, or complications related to anesthesia. Our experienced surgical team will thoroughly discuss these risks with you during the pre-operative consultation, addressing any concerns you may have.
Is it Right for Me?
Determining if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you involves a comprehensive assessment of your health, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. Ideal candidates typically have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 with obesity-related health issues. Our expert team will guide you through the decision-making process, providing the information and support needed to make an informed choice.
Take the first step towards a healthier and happier you by exploring the possibilities of bariatric surgery at Mission Surgical Clinic. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our surgery centers including locations in Riverside and Corona, CA, and embark on your transformative weight loss journey!