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Bariatric Surgery

Are you struggling with your weight? Know that you are not alone. More than 40% of people in the U.S. suffer from obesity. Bariatric surgery has helped millions of people get back to a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about bariatric surgery with Surgery Clinic of Tupelo and request an appointment today to start your journey to a more balanced life.

Dr. Terry Pinson of Surgery Clinic of Tupelo explains bariatric surgery to a patient.

Life-Changing Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery

Losing weight can sometimes feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially when traditional weight-loss methods like diet and exercise seem to make little impact. This struggle is not just about shedding pounds; it’s an intricate battle involving genetic predispositions, metabolic rates, and psychological hurdles, often leaving individuals feeling defeated and hopeless.

This is where bariatric surgery can provide a safe, effective solution. But it’s more than just a surgical procedure—bariatric surgery can be a transformative tool, resetting the body’s physical functions and enabling substantial, sustainable weight loss. It’s not just about reducing stomach size; it’s about reprogramming the body’s hunger signals and metabolism, offering a profound and effective intervention for those who have long struggled with obesity.

At Surgery Clinic of Tupelo in Northeastern Mississippi, we combine state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care to provide you with the best possible outcomes in bariatric surgery. Our team of highly experienced surgeons and supportive staff are dedicated to your health and well-being, ensuring a safe, comfortable, and successful transition toward a healthier you. We understand that each patient’s weight-loss journey is unique, and we are committed to providing personalized care tailored to your specific needs.

Are you ready to change your life for the better with bariatric surgery at Surgery Clinic of Tupelo? Call our team to schedule your first visit today, or request an appointment online below.

Bariatric surgeons examine the results of a weight-loss patient’s imaging scan.

Weight-Loss Surgery: Bariatric Conditions and Procedures

In addition to being an effective surgical procedure for weight loss, bariatric surgery is a medical intervention that can significantly alleviate serious health conditions associated with obesity, including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain types of cancer

To help treat these concerns, Surgery Clinic of Tupelo offers a range of bariatric surgery options designed to aid in significant weight loss and improve overall health, including:

  • Gastric Bypass: This procedure involves creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and a segment of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold and decreases the absorption of nutrients.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: Also known as a gastric sleeve, this surgery involves removing about 80% of the stomach, leaving a tube-shaped stomach about the size and shape of a banana. This limits the amount of food you can eat and decreases hunger hormone levels.
  • Adjustable Gastric Band: This involves placing a band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch that can hold only a small amount of food. The band’s tightness can be adjusted by adding or removing saline through a port placed under the skin.

Each procedure has its own specific indications and advantages, and our surgeons will work with you to determine the most suitable option for your individual needs.

A patient discusses bariatric surgery with a member of the Surgery Clinic of Tupelo medical staff.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing decision and it’s important to determine if it’s the right choice for you. Surgery Clinic of Tupelo offers comprehensive evaluations to assess your physical health, understand your weight loss goals, and discuss the potential benefits and risks.

Bariatric surgery is typically targeted toward individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater. Use the BMI assessment tool from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to accurately calculate your BMI.

If you struggle with obesity-related health issues and have found little success with traditional weight loss methods, bariatric surgery could be the right option for you. Call our patient care team or request an appointment with our bariatric surgeons today to learn more.

Dr. Terry Pinson and Dr. Will Cauthen stand with the entire Surgery Clinic of Tupelo team at their surgery clinic in Tupelo, MS.

Why Choose Surgery Clinic of Tupelo for Your Bariatric Surgery?

When you trust Surgery Clinic of Tupelo with performing your bariatric procedure, you get the best care before, during, and after your surgery:

Expertise and Experience: At the Surgery Clinic of Tupelo, we pride ourselves on our team of highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons. Our surgeons are not only adept in the latest surgical techniques but are also leaders in the field of bariatric surgery. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care.

Personalized Approach: We understand that the journey to weight loss is deeply personal. Our approach is centered around creating individualized treatment plans that cater to your specific health needs, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. From your first consultation to post-surgery follow-up, we are committed to supporting you at every step.

Proven Outcomes: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our track record of successful outcomes. Patients who choose our clinic for their bariatric surgery have consistently experienced significant weight loss, improvement in obesity-related conditions, and enhanced quality of life.

Ethical and Compassionate Care: Above all, we are dedicated to providing ethical and compassionate care. We respect your dignity, privacy, and individual needs, ensuring a comfortable and trusting environment throughout your journey with us.

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