For Providers

This is an educational website designed with both patients AND non-surgical providers. This section is devoted to professionals, and you will find resources to make your practice easier. To quickly navigate through this page, please click on one of the below areas to learn more:

A list of Serious Illnesses Associated with Obesity

Procedure Quick Check List

Important Information

Physician Forms

Reference for Providers

Bariatric public health costs 2014


A LIST OF SERIOUS ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY

  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Depression
  • Menstrual Irregularity / Amenorrhea / Dysmenorrhea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Stroke
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Asthma / Pulmonary Disorder
  • Cancer

Reduction of weight and decrease in obesity has been demonstrated to eliminate or decrease the effect of ALL OF THEM. For a printable version of this information, please click here.
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PROCEDURE QUICK CHECK LIST

This section has a picture and thumbnail description of each procedure. Included with each procedure is a list of the most characteristic merits and weaknesses of each procedure, the pace of weight loss, and the % of excess weight loss expected at 12-18 months (Based on American Averages). It represents a “no nonsense” educational resource regarding the existing surgical options which are routinely available. It acts as an easy option for the busy non bariatric practitioner to ensure that his or her patient is getting accurate information which they may use to improve their health.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

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Procedure Description

weight loss surgery

How it Works

weight loss surgery

Reversible?
Expected Total Excess Weight Loss
Weight Loss (%BMI)
Pace of Weight Loss
Length of Stay
30-Day Serious Complication Rate
Death Rate
Pregnancy Possible?
Age Limits

Adjustable Gastric Banding

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Silastic band placed around top portion of stomach creating a customizable “Belt”

Restricts intake, some decrease in appetite
weight loss surgery

Yes

30-55%
weight loss surgery

20

Slow

Same day

0.25
weight loss surgery

0.03

Yes*

None

Sleeve
Gastrectomy

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75-80% of stomach removed. No small intestine disturbance
weight loss surgery

Restricts intake, metabolic effects, decreased appetite 2-3 months

No

65%
weight loss surgery

30

Rapid

Same day / 24 hours

0.96
weight loss surgery

0.08

Yes*

None

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

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Small stomach pouch, re-route intestines
weight loss surgery

Restricts intake, metabolic effects, decreased appetite 2-3 months

Yes

60-80%
weight loss surgery

40

Very rapid

1 – 2 nights

1.25
weight loss surgery

0.14

Yes*

None

*Patient is advised to wait until 18 months post-op

More complete discussion of each individual procedure is available in other sections of the site. For a printable version of this information, please click here.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If you are seeing one of our patients and concerned that they may have an issue related to their surgery, please call. We are here to help and can often advise you of tests which may or may NOT be necessary, and answer questions you may have.

List of Frequently Asked Questions


EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Emergency Care Information

Emergency Care Chart for the Bariatric Surgery Patient


PHYSICIAN FORMS

Forms for Providers

Primary Care Letter of Medical Necessity

Primary Care Letter of Medical Necessity for Revision Surgery

Behavioral Evaluation Template

Nutritional Evaluation Template

LOMN PCP Template


REFERENCES FOR PROVIDERS

Website Links

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adjustable Gastric Banding

PDF Document

The Impact of Smoking on Surgical Outcomes

Bariatric public health costs Report