Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
If you are obese and have struggled to successfully lose weight through diet and exercise, surgical weight loss may be the solution for you. To help you decide, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Surgical Weight Loss Program
St. Anthony’s Surgical Weight Loss Program features board-certified surgeons and a bariatric coordinator to guide you through your weight loss surgery experience.
Weight Loss Procedures
Studies have shown the following health benefits to weight loss surgery:
- Improvement of diabetes in more than 85 percent of patients, including lower blood sugar and percent glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
- Diabetes remission (blood sugars at normal levels and all diabetes medications eliminated) in 79 percent of patients
- Improvement in sleep apnea in 75 percent of patients
- Average cost of diabetic and hypertension medications dropped from $237 a month to $43 a month
Source: Obesity Surgery
Surgical Weight Loss Education Seminar
If you are obese and have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise, surgical weight loss may be the solution for you. This surgeon-led seminar will discuss surgical options that modify the stomach and intestines to decrease the amount of food that can be eaten. For information, times and locations, please call 314-525-4319. Advance registration is required for this free seminar; space is limited.