Surgical Program for Weight Management
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, or if you have life-threatening problems associated with your weight such as sleep apnea, hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes - you may want to consider weight loss surgery. Our surgeons offer two types of bariatric surgery at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita: the "gold standard" Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-BandÃÆÃÆÃâÃâÃÆÃâÃâÃÂ®.
Both gastric bypass and Lap-BandÃÆÃÆÃâÃâÃÆÃâÃâÃÂ® are powerful tools that can help you manage your weight and, most importantly, your health. By itself, it is not a cure. It must be followed by a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Our expertise in teaching lifestyle changes is applied to help our surgical patients accomplish their long-term weight management goals. Our program teaches new lifestyle skills before surgery, and offers support in practicing those skills after surgery.