Weight Loss Surgery
For some people, diet and exercise alone may not be enough to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. If you are at least 100 pounds overweight, the YRMC Bariatric Surgery Program for weight loss may be an option for you. Our program features the adjustable gastric banding procedure using the LAP-Band®. This surgical procedure is designed to help you gradually lose weight and keep it off by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold.
Candidates for adjustable gastric banding benefit from a comprehensive team effort. The YRMC Bariatric Surgery Program staff works closely with primary care physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and other local healthcare professionals to provide patients with the caring, committed support they need as they take this important step to improve their health. Equally important, the staff provides the follow-up care necessary to help patients stay on the path to long-lasting weight loss success.
Is adjustable gastric banding right for you?
We invite you to attend one of our free monthly seminars to learn more about the adjustable gastric banding procedure. Seminars are held at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Yuma Regional Medical Plaza, 1501 W. 24th St. Advance reservations are not required. After attending a seminar, you may also find it helpful to attend one of our support group meetings where you can meet patients who have undergone the procedure and learn about their experiences. The support group is at 4 p.m., also on the third Tuesday of every month at the Yuma Regional Medical Plaza, 1501 W. 24th St. Please remember to attend the information seminar the month before participating in the support group.
For more information, contact us at 928-336-LITE (5483) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!