If you struggle with obesity, you understand the challenges that come with losing weight and getting on track to a healthier lifestyle. More than 78.6 million American adults are obese, which accounts for one-third of the adults in our country. Obesity is a problem that affects many. You are not alone.
The Most Experienced Team in the Midwest
Lee's Summit Medical Center provides access to the most experienced weight loss specialists in the Midwest. Our team of surgeons have a combined 30 years of bariatric surgery experience, holding more than 40 patents for surgical inventions, many of which allow for fewer incisions, less scaring and a faster recovery for patients.
Our weight loss surgery team is ready to help you take charge of your health and help you decrease your risk of other chronic, life-threatening diseases that obesity can cause, like:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
Find out if Bariatric Surgery is Right for You
Every patient is different and therefore requires a personalized treatment plan to be most successful in their weight loss journey. There are a variety of ways to treat obesity and knowing your options is important.
Determine your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your body mass index (BMI) and weight related health conditions are key factors in determining which surgeries or non-surgical procedures you qualify for.
BMI > 35
If your BMI is 35 or greater and you have an obesity-related condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), or your BMI is 40 or greater, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:
- Revision surgical procedures
- Roux-en-y gastric bypass
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
If your BMI is between 30 and 39, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:
- Gastric balloon
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
Weight Loss Support
Our weight loss team is committed to you every step of your weight loss journey. All levels of obesity treatment at Lee's Summit Medical Center include:
- Education, nutrition counseling and meal planning with our registered dietitians
- Development of a personalized exercise plan that is right for you by our exercise physiologist