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Surgical Weight Loss

Surgery can feel like a big step. Our team of board-certified surgeons will ensure you’re informed and supported at every step.

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

We offer two types of bariatric surgery: gastrectomy and bypass. During your consultation, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. With over 3,000 successful operations, we can help you understand just what to expect.

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Average weight loss: 98.4 pounds
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Average time in the hospital: less than 2 days

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Decreases the size of your stomach so you feel full sooner
  • Weight loss occurs gradually over 18-24 months after surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Decreases the size of your stomach so you feel full sooner
  • Weight loss occurs gradually over 18-24 months after surgery
  • Bypasses part of the small intestine, limiting the amount of calories absorbed
  • Best weight loss results
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Is Bariatric Surgery Right For Me?

  • Age 18 or older
  • Able to attend follow-up visits
  • BMI above 40 or 35 with other issues such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or severe acid reflux

What Comes Before and After Surgery?

Step 1: Attend a CRMC weight loss seminar.

Step 2: Send us your medical records from the past two years.

Step 3: Attend your pre-surgery appointments.

Step 4: Get approval from your insurance.

Step 5: Complete four weeks of a low-carb diet.

Step 6: Schedule and complete surgery.

Step 7: Attend five follow-up appointments after surgery and annually after that.

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“Since I’ve started my journey, I’ve lost 123 pounds. I no longer take heartburn medications, and my mental health has improved tremendously.” Amber W., Brainerd
“I am no longer super self-conscious, embarrassed by myself, sad, or depressed. My friends say I am more upbeat and have a better attitude and personality.” Dianne H., Onamia
“I have more energy. My arthritis is less painful. I feel better overall and have been able to cut down my blood pressure medications. It is wonderful to be able to eat without feeling awful afterward.” Marsha M., Breezy Point

Ready to take the next step? We’re with you all the way.

Get started by talking to one of our providers today.