Chattanooga Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery is a medical facility located just 2 hours from Chattanooga, TN. Here, our board-certified surgeon performs several types of bariatric surgical procedures for patients looking to achieve maximum weight loss.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?
Bariatric surgery is an effective method of weight loss. Through various surgical techniques, the capacity of a patients stomach is reduced. This does two things. First, it limits food intake. Because the stomach is now restricted in size, it cannot hold the same volume of food it was once able to. Second, it regulates nutrient absorption. This combination results in significant weight loss.
Weight Loss Surgery Requirements
You may be an ideal candidate for weight loss surgery if you meet at least one of these requirements:
- Patient is more than 100 pounds overweight or has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40. This is defined as morbid obesity.
- Patient has a BMI equal to or greater than 35, and suffers from obesity-related health conditions.
- Patient has been unable to lose weight with traditional methods such as a balanced diet and adequate exercise.
Why Choose Our Practice For Bariatric Surgery?
BMI Surgery is a purpose-built facility for general and bariatric surgical procedures. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery, meaning our patients can expect less pain and a faster recovery time. Our surgeon, Dr. Long, has certifications in general surgery, ACLS, ATLS and LAP-BAND Total Care.
At BMI, we wanted to offer our patients more than just a surgical weight loss solution. Over the years we have developed additional initiatives to provide our patients with the knowledge and support needed to start their journey to healthy living. Residents of Chattanooga are welcome to attend our nutrition classes and monthly support meetings! We also provide our patients with customized diet plans to aid weight loss and ensure optimal health.
Live In Chattanooga? Not A Problem!
BMI Surgery accepts out-of-state patients. We are always transparent about our pricing and can help you get a loan for your surgery. Don’t settle for a clinic that is geographically close to home, talk to us today about why we are the best choice for weight loss surgery!
*Individual Results May Vary