Surgical weight loss, which severely reduces the stomach's capacity, is performed at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita as a treatment option for extreme obesity. Patients must meet the National Institutes of Health's guidelines for weight loss surgery selection and undergo a rigorous patient screening and education process before being referred to surgeons. To help ensure the goal of long-term weight loss, the surgery is combined with patient education and behavior modification.
If you are 100 or more pounds overweight, or if you have life-threatening problems associated with your weight such as sleep apnea, hypertension, heart disease or diabetes, you might want to consider weight loss surgery. Our surgeons are the most experienced in the region and offer the "gold standard" Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) and gastric sleeve surgical techniques at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita.