Memphis Weight Loss Surgery
Are you seeking a bariatric surgeon in Memphis, TN? Consider BMI Surgery, a top weight loss clinic located just 3 hours away. Our award-winning laparoscopic surgeon has been performing weight loss surgery for over 15 years! He has helped dozens of Memphis residents to lose the stubborn weight and to kickstart their wellness journey.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that alters the stomach capacity or small intestinal track of a patient for the purpose of weight loss. There are several types of bariatric surgery to choose from. Some, like the OBERA Gastric Balloon, are temporary. This device is placed directly into the patient’s stomach to make them feel fuller. Patient’s will be able to better control their portion sizes as a result of the balloon, and therefore, will lose weight. Others, like Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, combine restriction with malabsorption to reduce calorie intake. During this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and attached to the small intestine. The procedure is not considered reversible, but, it has the longest track record in the United States. Then you have LAP-BAND, which is the least invasive surgical option. A hollow band is placed around the upper stomach to narrow the passage, thus restricting the amount of food that can be consumed. There are additional weight loss surgery options that we encourage you to explore. Speak with a qualified doctor to find out what procedure is right for you.
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.
About Birmingham Minimally Invasive 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, is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has trained extensively at several academic and medical institutions including the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, and The Methodist Hospital in Houston. When it comes to weight loss surgery, you are in excellent hands! Dr. Long has been performing weight loss surgery since 2002, and is certified in LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE.
*Individual Results May Vary