Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is now America’s leading causes of preventable death. It affects millions of people and is becoming a public health crisis.
Weight loss is a complex disease that requires intervention by a variety of specialists to ensure that any weight loss strategy has long-term success. The needs of our obese patients are different than those of our general surgery patients. Many of our obese patients have had a negative self-image for years and have endured weight-related humiliation and prejudice.
At Palmyra Surgical, our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to bariatric (weight loss) surgery by forming a team of experts with the knowledge and skill necessary to help patients resolve the psychological, behavioral, and physical components of obesity.
We pride ourselves on the accepting and supportive environment we have created to help people change their lives by achieving sustained weight loss.
We perform weight loss surgery using minimally invasive surgical techniques. This means:
- Faster recovery period
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced post-operative pain
- Lesser risk of post-surgical complication
Why turn to Weight Loss Surgery?
Obesity is the leading cause of preventative death in the United States. Excess weight increases your risk of developing chronic health conditions like type-2 diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heart disease.
Weight loss surgery reduces your risk of developing obesity-related health problems, and in some cases may reverse the onset of chronic disease.
At Palmyra Surgical, we offer Lap Band surgery. This is the most effective form of gastric banding surgery, a weight loss procedure that can reduce stomach capacity without making any permanent changes to your digestive system.
Advantages of Lap Band surgery include:
- No permanent changes are made to the stomach or digestive tract
- Procedure is 100% reversible
- Lap Band can be easily adjusted for long-term weight management
In addition to Lap Band surgery, Dr. Bagnato offers minimally and non-invasive revisionary procedures to give gastric bypass patients a second attempt at weight loss success.
Dr. Bagnato offers ongoing guidance, counseling and support to make Lap Band surgery work for you. Our support groups and seminars give you the opportunity to learn more about weight loss surgery, as well as the dietary, behavioral and other lifestyle changes you can make to encourage long-term weight management.