Jackson Weight Loss Surgery
Jackson Bariatric Surgery
If you live in Jackson, Mississippi, and are looking to undergo bariatric surgery at a local specialized facility, Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery may be right for you. Our facility is located about 3.5 hours from Jackson, and we offer a variety of weight loss surgery options, seminars, and support groups.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Bariatric Surgery: What is it?
Bariatric surgery is a procedure intended to cause significant, long-term weight loss in obese or morbidly obese patients. Obesity is defined by having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, and morbid obesity is defined by having a Body Mass Index greater than 40.
Bariatric surgery may be an excellent option for individuals who meet either classification of obesity. This is especially true if that individual has health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
How does it work?
Bariatric surgery works to induce weight loss in patients through two different surgical methods: restrictive and malabsorptive. Restrictive surgery involves changing the anatomy of the stomach to restrict the amount of food it can hold, limiting the food and number of calories a patient can intake. Malabsorptive surgery changes the way nutrients are absorbed into the body, effectively reducing calorie absorption.
What is the best weight loss surgery?
There is no one type of weight loss surgery that is best – what is right for you may be wrong for someone else. Choosing a type of bariatric surgery is a very individualized process during which you should review the advantages and disadvantages of each.
At Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, we offer weight loss surgery options, including Orbera Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and LAP-BAND. We are happy to discuss your options with you and answer any questions you may have during a one-on-one consultation with our bariatric surgeon. Schedule a consultation today to find out what type of bariatric surgery is best for you!
About Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery
Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery provides a wide range of surgical options for general and bariatric conditions. We perform all of our weight loss surgeries laparoscopically – an operation that is minimally invasive and leads to less pain and faster recovery.
Patients travel from far and wide to be treated by our surgeon, Dr. Jay C. Long. Dr. Long is an award-winning laparoscopic surgeon who is extensively trained in bariatric surgery and is certified in general surgery and LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE®. He, along with our team, has helped Jackson residents to lose the excess weight and to live happier, healthier lives.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey
How far will you travel to receive quality, compassionate care from an experienced bariatric surgeon? Luckily, for residents of Jackson, Mississippi, you don’t have to worry about the distance because Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery is just a short drive away. We have performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries at our facility and are proud to offer support through nutrition classes, support groups, and seminars.