Mississippi Weight Loss Surgery
People travel from near and far to receive weight loss surgery and quality care at BMI Surgery. We offer a variety of different bariatric procedures and can determine what will yield the best results for you! Our experienced surgeon has helped countless Mississippi residents to safely lose weight.
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 ORBERA Gastric Balloon, are temporary. This device is placed directly into the patient’s stomach to make them feel fuller. Patients 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 Sleeve Gastrectomy, which is the most frequently performed bariatric surgery in the United States. Roughly two thirds of the stomach is removed laparoscopically, 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.
Do You Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?
Individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, defined as morbid obesity, are good candidates for weight loss surgery. Individuals with a BMI over 35 are also good candidates as there are greater associated health risks including high cholesterol, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone, which is why it is important you speak with a doctor about your options.
Why Choose Birmingham Minimally Invasive 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 Mississippi are welcome to attend our nutrition classes and monthly support meetings! We also provide our patients with customized diet plants to aid weight loss and ensure optimal health.
Live In Mississippi? 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