Regain Your Health
Many people who have turned to weight-loss surgery had earlier become frustrated with their lack of success with other diets and health fads. Weight-loss surgery is about reducing your weight and gaining good health. A healthier weight from surgery can help improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, heart disease and more. Many individuals who lose weight find themselves taking less medication to treat their obesity-related conditions.
Recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery Designation
The Wellington Regional Medical Center’s Weight Management Center has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation – the recognition is part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
At Wellington Regional Medical Center, we want to be your healthcare partner on this journey. We realize that one solution may not be perfect for every individual and we offer several options to best suit your individual needs.
Contact Us About Weight-loss Surgery
For more information about bariatric surgery call 561-798-8587.
Candidates for Weight-loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery may be right for you if:
- You are between 18 and 65 years of age
- You have a BMI greater than 40, or are more than 100 pounds overweight
- You have a BMI greater than 35 and have at least two obesity-related co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders or heart disease
- You are at least 100 pounds overweight, depending on other health conditions
- You have tried other weight-loss methods without success
- You are medically stable and physically able to withstand surgery
- You pass a psychological screening test that helps ensure you are able to comply with post-surgical behavior modifications
You complete all required pre-operative testing
Preoperative Bariatric Surgery Video
Patients having weight-loss surgery at Wellington Regional must watch this video prior to surgery to learn more about the procedure, how to properly prepare for the surgery, and possible complications that may arise.
Wellington Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) through the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The accreditation process is a voluntary evaluation to identify that a bariatric surgical center is in accordance with national standards.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.