Bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass or weight loss surgery, is a procedure that alters the stomach and digestive system to aid weight loss. Weight loss surgeries are performed by bariatric surgeons in an effort to reduce a person's likelihood of suffering from an obesity-related health problem such as heart disease or stroke.
Medical weight loss procedures are usually recommended after conventional methods such as diet and exercise were unable to lower a person's weight to a healthy level.
As this surgery permanently alters the stomach, individuals should take care in considering it as an option for weight loss. The Schneck Bariatric Team offers bariatric surgical procedures as part of a full program that can help you be successful on your journey to better health. Schneck offers bariatric seminars to inform of surgical options.