Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery
Is it time to consider surgical weight loss?
miVIP Surgery Centers specialize in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, that helps you reach your weight loss goals and also improve your health. If you have tried diet and exercise programs to lose weight with only limited or temporary success, it may be time to consider a long-term solution that leads to significant weight loss. Reducing your weight can also improve or even eliminate weight-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and joint pain.
The Experts at miVIP Want to Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals
At miVIP, our physicians provide minimally invasive bariatric surgery as a safe, effective intervention when diet and exercise aren’t enough. The experts at miVIP want to help you reach your weight loss goals so you can improve your overall health and transform your life!
A healthy patient who enjoys sustained weight loss success and improved health after their procedure is the outcome that motivates every miVIP physician. Our world-class surgeons have worked to establish new standards for robotic-assisted bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) and gastric bypass surgery. At miVIP, our entire team has expertise in the different types of weight loss surgery and is committed to making sure you feel safe, comfortable and confident at every step of your weight loss transformation.
For more information about our minimally invasive surgical procedures, please call 844.237.5067 today.
Bariatric patients from miVIP discuss the difference weight loss surgery has made in their lives.*
*Individual results may vary. Patient testimonials do not represent guaranteed outcomes for every individual case.
Are you a candidate for minimally invasive bariatric surgery?
Candidates for minimally invasive bariatric surgery are those who have been diagnosed as morbidly obese, weighing at least 50 pounds above their ideal body weight.
What criteria qualify a person for bariatric surgery?
- Body mass index (BMI) over 35 (kg/m2) and weight-related medical conditions, or…
- Body mass index (BMI) over 40 (kg/m2) without any co-occurring conditions
- A record of several unsuccessful attempts at using other weight-loss methods
- Inability to exercise due to chronic pain, disability or injury
Additional requirements may apply. Please contact miVIIP today at (844) 237-5067 to learn ore.
Making the Right Choice for Your Weight Loss Transformation
Your weight loss journey at miVIP begins with verifying your insurance to determine if your plan offers a surgical weight loss benefit. The miVIP team also provides a referral to attend a patient education seminar and/or evaluation with one of our bariatric specialists to learn more about your weight loss surgery options and the qualifying criteria for each.
Bariatric doctors at miVIP perform different types of bariatric surgery, including:
Gastric Sleeve - Also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, with this procedure the surgeon alters the shape of the stomach to create a “sleeve,” reducing its size by 80% to 85%, while retaining its normal function. Patients can expect to lose about half of their excess weight over a period of 2-3 years. Learn more about gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric Bypass - This procedure generally provides the fastest results, but requires major lifestyle changes. For this procedure the surgeon removes a large portion of the stomach and re-attaches it to a distal portion of the intestine to create a different pathway or “bypass” for food. Bypass patients who commit to the required lifestyle changes can expect to shed up to 80% of excess body fat. Learn more about gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric Band - This procedure is considered the least invasive type of bariatric surgery, requiring the least recovery effort, though some patients find it less effective in helping them achieve their weight loss goals. During gastric band surgery, the surgeon installs an adjustable silicon band, often referred to as a lap-band or LAGB, around the top section of the stomach, adjusting it to restrict food consumption. Learn more about gastric band surgery.
All bariatric surgeries are performed at miVIP Surgery Centers on an outpatient basis. Patients who choose miVIP for their weight loss surgery can be assured that our surgeons are among the very best in the field. They have special expertise in minimally invasive technologies, such as the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System and other innovations to provide patients with the most advanced bariatric procedures available. All miVIP physicians are carefully vetted by the hiring board for certifications and accreditations. Many are affiliated with universities and involved in studies that set the standard for advanced bariatric techniques.
Contact miVIP today at 844.237.5067 to learn more about minimally invasive weight loss treatments.
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