Surgical Weight Loss at Swedish/Edmonds
If you are severely obese, Weight Loss Services at Edmonds’ bariatric surgery program offers an effective way to lose weight and stop the escalation of life-threatening medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease that are often related to obesity.
Bariatric procedures performed at Swedish/Edmonds include:
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Dividing your stomach in two parts, a small pouch and a large pouch, and creating a bypass from the small pouch to your small intestine. How much food you can eat is reduced and fewer nutrients are absorbed, leading to weight loss.
- Adjustable gastric band (LapBand®): Placing an adjustable band around the top part of your stomach to create a small pouch which holds less food and is digested more slowly. You’ll feel full after eating less food, leading to weight loss.
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy: A minimally-invasive procedure to remove about three-quarters of your stomach to create a tube or “sleeve.” The new stomach sleeve holds less food which means you’ll feel fuller faster causing you to lose weight.
Surgeries are performed at Swedish/Edmonds by surgeons Alana Chock, Kevin Montgomery and Robert Michaelson. Most procedures are done laparoscopically – a minimally invasive approach that requires smaller surgical incisions and can reduce your healing time.
To be eligible for a bariatric surgery procedure, you must be morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of at least 40). Calculate your BMI. You may also qualify for bariatric surgery with a BMI of 35 to 40 if other serious illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, or sleep apnea, are present.
Surgical Weight Loss Services at Swedish/Edmonds125 130th Street SE, Ste. 100
Northwest Weight Loss Surgery
Everett, WA 98208
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
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