Bariatric surgery can reduce your risk of premature death by up to 50%. When you’re ready to schedule bariatric surgery, you need the most reputable and experienced surgeon — and that’s where Steven Patching, MD, and his team of experts come in. Dr. Patching runs the longest-standing bariatric program in the Sacramento, California, area. His practice was the first bariatric program in the United States to receive accreditation from the American Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery in 1999. The practice has one of the lowest complication rates nationwide, and they’re ready to guide you now. Call the office or book your appointment online now.
Weight loss (bariatric) surgery can take several forms, including:
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass divides your stomach. Most of the stomach isn’t accessible anymore, leaving your stomach effectively about the size of an egg. The procedure also reroutes your small intestine, ultimately leading to less hunger, increased feelings of fullness, and less food absorption.
Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) removes about 80% of your stomach and gives the stomach a banana shape. Your small intestine is unaffected. Sleeve gastrectomy can decrease hunger and increase fullness effectively.
The Lap-Band procedure places an adjustable silicone device around the uppermost portion of the stomach. It effectively reduces the amount you can comfortably eat. Dr. Patching can adjust or remove your Lap-Band if your needs change.
Dr. Patching also offers revision procedures for people who didn’t get the results they wanted from a previous surgery.
With all bariatric surgery, Dr. Patching and the team emphasize lifestyle changes as the path to weight loss success and sustained results.
Dr. Patching and the team help you prepare in several important ways. Education about your surgery and how it works is crucial in preparing for it.
Dr. Patching recommends a specific diet to help you prepare, usually a high-protein and low-calorie diet. Before your surgery, you’ll start taking Thorne® supplements, which are specially formulated for the needs of bariatric surgery patients.
Losing a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery offers many advantages, including improvement or even reversal of chronic conditions.
For example, 85% of people with Type 2 diabetes experience disease remission, and 65% of people with hypertension (high blood pressure) achieve normal blood pressure, and can get off all of their high blood pressure medicine.
You can also achieve reductions or cessation of symptoms connected to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease.
Many bariatric surgery patients feel they have a new start in life, with more energy and improved self-esteem. Patients struggling with stubborn cellulite and loose skin can have Venus Legacy™ and Vivace® radiofrequency microneedling to fine-tune results and help them love how they look.
With extensive specialized bariatric surgery experience, Dr. Patching and the team can guide you through bariatric surgery, from prep to maintaining your results. Call the office or book your consultation through online scheduling now.