Are you thinking about weight loss surgery in Kansas? Like all major surgical procedures, there are many things to consider to make sure it’s the right choice. One of the most important decisions to make is which bariatric surgeon to trust your health with.
Not all doctors are on equal footing in their skill level, it is important to do your homework and not just go with one simply because they are the closest. There is no reason you have to limit your options to just weight loss surgeons in Kansas when there may be a better option just a few hours or a day trip away. This is your health we’re talking about, aren’t you worth a little extra travel time?
Why travel to Edmond?
To help bridge the distance gap between your Kansas home and our Oklahoma offices, WeightWise offers an online seminar. You can watch our free online seminar in the comfort of your own home, as many times as you want. We also offer virtual consultations, so you can meet with Dr. Broussard or Dr. Walton online before coming to our Edmond, Oklahoma location.
An additional aspect of our services worth noting is that, unlike other weight loss clinics that refer you to support outside their clinic, WeightWise has a complete supporting staff onsite. Our weight loss professionals will work in person with each other to give you a complete and more convenient support system.
That means you won’t have to schedule a surgery, set up an appointment to see a physical therapist or arrange for a visit to a dietitian or nutritionist. We have every aspect of your weight loss covered at WeightWise. Our experienced surgeons, state of the art facility, and knowledgeable staff are unrivaled in the region.
That support staff is available to you after surgery as well, no matter where you live in Kansas. You will fit right in with our Long Distance Program, which is tailored to the needs of our out-of-state clients. You have access to our staff and weight loss program just like our local clients.
Services available for Kansas Residents
Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the bariatric surgeons at WeightWise and our support staff will work closely with you to ensure you are comfortable and at ease when you make the final decision to proceed with your surgery.
To get started, let’s take a look at the weight loss procedures we perform at WeightWise:
With a growing list of weight loss procedures available, gastric bypass surgery remains one of the most popular. In gastric bypass, the doctor surgically alters the stomach to a smaller pouch. When food is eaten, it will bypass part of the small intestine. A smaller stomach will help the patient feel full with less food, making weight loss much easier. Dr. Broussard and Dr. Walton have helped many of our patients start a new healthier lifestyle through gastric bypass.
The lap band, or adjustable gastric band, weight loss procedure creates a smaller stomach in patients via an inflatable silicone device that can be adjusted around the top of the stomach. The tightness of the belt can be adjusted later during a routine office visit. Patients can expect to lose one to two pounds a week, which is a healthy way to shed the weight.
Also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is one of the newer procedures on the market. It involves reducing the size of the stomach with no bypassing of the intestinal tract. This comes with the added benefit of a lower risk for nutritional deficiency and other side effects than in gastric bypass. With a smaller stomach, food intake is restricted, and hence, weight loss occurs.
Kansas Weight Loss FAQs
Will my Kansas insurance pay for out-of-state procedures?
While many national insurance companies do offer coverage for bariatric surgery, we can’t be certain if you’re covered or not without looking at your specific plan. We will be more than happy to look over your plan to see what is available to you. You should be able to pick up a copy of your insurance plan from your human resources department.
That being said, bariatric surgery is a proven solution to many weight-related issues and is an increasingly accepted form of health care. Not only will it help you lose weight, but it can also address other health issues as well. Weight-loss surgery can reduce the chances of heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer.
What operation is best for me?
Any number of surgeries have worked for Kansas residents in the past, including the duodenal switch, gastric bypass, and lap band procedures. Weight-loss surgeries have been proven to reduce health issues in obese and morbidly obese patients. Clearly, having weight-loss surgery is a key component to extending – and improving – your life.
Still, before any decisions are made about what kind of operation is right for you, an initial consultation will have to take place with one of our surgeons. During this meeting, we can find out smoking habits, lifestyle choices, family history, and many other factors that contributed to your weight gain. From there, WeightWise will determine the best course of action for you.
How long will I have to rest before returning to my daily life in Kansas?
There are a lot of positives that come from weight-loss surgery, including the lack of recovery time from WeightWise procedures. After undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery, you can return to normal activity immediately. Laparoscopic surgery involves several small holes instead of one large incision, which reduces recovery time greatly.
When you return home to Kansas, you’ll be able to go grocery shopping, play with the kids, ride your bike, and any other physical activity you enjoy. The only limitations we place on our clients after surgery is what they eat. We have a very strict, two-week diet program that all clients must follow. Failure to do so can lead to less weight loss, discomfort, and even injury.
Is weight-loss surgery the only way to lose weight?
Certainly not. Changing your diet, increasing your physical activity, and stop smoking or drinking alcohol are just a few ways to manage your weight. However, once you’ve reached a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher, there is no documented success of significant weight loss without surgery for more than three years.
A lot of factors go into weight gain, and they work against us when we try to change to a healthier lifestyle. For many, surgeries like the lap band or gastric sleeve are the only way experience weight loss and keep it off. However, surgery is just the first step on this journey. All of those steps mentioned above will still need to be employed to solidify your healthier weight.
Want to learn more about the weight loss procedures we offer? Contact WeightWise today!
If you’re looking for a weight loss surgeon in Kansas, watch our FREE online weight loss seminar today or contact the WeightWise Bariatric Program if you have additional questions. We perform bariatric procedures for residents in Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Topeka, Olathe, Lawrence, Shawnee, Manhattan, Lenexa, Salina, and many other communities.