If you are obese (BMI of 35 or more) and have tried to lose weight without success, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. When you come to West Georgia Surgery, a complete medical and lifestyle history will be taken to determine whether bariatric surgery is right for you.
After bariatric surgery, you increase the success of your weight loss by eating well and getting exercise. The goal of weight loss surgery is to help you get your body weight down to a safer range with expectations of any associated conditions (comorbidities) and risks being reduced, reversed or completely eliminated. Many people who undergo surgery notice increased mobility, higher self-esteem and body image, and overall well-being throughout their weight loss journey.
Bariatric Surgery at West Georgia Health
The bariatric surgeries offered at West Georgia Health are done laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures. Through several small incisions, surgeons can view the inside of your abdomen and perform the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery greatly reduces patient discomfort and recuperation time. Dr. Turton will discuss the laparoscopic surgical options and help you determine which one is right for you. Dr. Turton also performs revisional surgeries, which may include lap band or gastric sleeve revisions.
Learn More about Weight Loss Surgery
Informational seminars are held throughout the area to provide you with the opportunity to learn more and have your questions answered. You may also access an informational seminar right here on our web site.
Following the seminar, you can have almost all of your evaluation completed in one visit. Call 706-880-7600 or register online for an upcoming seminar.