Welcome to the Surgical Weight Loss Institute
The Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers surgical solutions for people fighting to lose weight. There are many common misconceptions in regards to obesity, as it is not commonly recognized as a medical condition, but rather is blamed for a wide range of other health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, infertility, and osteoarthritis. If you’ve been struggling with weight, and diet and exercise are not enough, a bariatric procedure may be the right option for you, depending on other health factors.
We believe that surgical weight loss isn’t seen as a procedure that defines you – rather, it is a tool used to help you redefine yourself.
Weight loss surgery may be an option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious health problems related to obesity. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may be an option for people with a BMI of 30 or more who have at least one serious obesity-related health problem. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like any surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.