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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery helps the very obese achieve a healthier weight when routine diet and exercise or medications have failed. Weight loss surgery works by restricting how much a person can eat and/or decreasing the amount of calories the body can absorb. The Bariatric Surgery Center at Excela Health offers three types of surgery, the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the adjustable LAP-BAND and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

A bariatric community educational meeting schedule is available here. Or, view the information online by clicking the "Online Seminar Registration" link below.

The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery used by surgeons at Excela Health offers these benefits:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of hernia
  • More...

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Decreased calorie absorption occurs when the route from the stomach to a portion of the small intestine is bypassed. The stomach is made into a pouch that holds less food. Both the bypass and smaller pouch allow you to eat and absorb less food, resulting in weight loss.

LAP-BAND®

A collar is placed around the upper stomach, reducing the amount that can be eaten. The collar is adjustable and allows you to feel fuller more quickly.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A weight loss procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The surgery creates a thin "sleeve" of stomach, removing the rest. Patients experience significant weight loss and improvements to their health. The procedure limits the amount of food a person can eat and helps the person feel fuller, sooner.

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Online Seminars

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Click the link below to take the first step on your journey back to a normal, healthier life, the life you’ve always wanted.
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Videos

Excela Health Bariatrics: Take 5

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If body weight has become unmanageable, even after diet and exercise, the Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Center can help. Take the first step toward changing your life and attend our free online seminar!

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Meet Coach Roy Hall

Coach Roy Hall

Coach Roy Hall share his continued success story of weight loss surgery at Excela Health. Hear his amazing story how he was able to lose 151 pounds and is now living the life he always wanted. After his procedure Coach Hall was even able to return to work in two short weeks of recovery.

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Excela Health-e-Minutes with Dr. Zelkovic

Dr. Mark Zelkovic

The bariatric surgeons at Excela Health are performing minimally invasive weight loss surgeries. In as little as two days patients are going from the operating room to home.

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"I would recommend it to anybody. Not only the losing of weight to makes you healthier, more fit and able to enjoy your life better do things that you couldn't do. I would very much like to thank the team at Excela Health for helping me with my surgery." - Coach Roy Hall

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