Are you experiencing difficulties losing weight and keeping it off? If so, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Led by our Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Prebish, Palms Surgical Associates offers comprehensive, individualized weight management programs designed to help you achieve long-term weight loss. We go far beyond the weight loss surgery procedure to provide you with a life-improving program that includes personalized nutritional, physical activity and emotional guidance, as well as ongoing support. Our multidisciplinary weight loss surgery team of health care professionals is here to help you maximize your weight loss surgery results.
The first, important step in making a decision about weight loss surgery is to understand the options available, along with the potential benefits and risks.
Surgery is appropriate for selected patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35 – 40 for patients with obesity-related medical conditions. Candidates for weight loss surgery should have evidence of previous, unsuccessful attempts at non-surgical treatment for obesity. They should also demonstrate a commitment to follow-up care, including a clear understanding of the dietary, exercise and medical guidelines required following surgery and throughout the rest of their lives.