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Attend a free weight loss surgery seminar

Weight loss surgery is a big decision that can change your life for the better. That’s why we are excited that you want to learn more about the first steps to a new you. Our experienced medical staff and community is here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way to your weight loss success.

The benefits of weight loss surgery

When diet, exercise and medication aren’t working, weight loss surgery may be an option for treating morbid obesity. Research shows weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is the most effective way to achieve long-term weight loss. The benefits go beyond what you see on the scale. It can also improve a wide range of other health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea.

FAQ

When it comes to weight loss surgery, each insurance has its own benefits and exclusions. We can help. Just fill out a form located here. Our financial counselors will reach out to your insurance to verify benefits.

We also recommend you verify your own insurance.

Bariatric surgery may be an option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. If you have other serious health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, bariatric surgery may be beneficial if your BMI is between 35 and 40. If your BMI is below 35, you will not qualify for surgery.

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The Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center offers several types of procedures, including:

Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass

This is the most common procedure. A surgeon creates a small pouch from the stomach and connects it directly to the small intestine. This helps lower the amount of food you can eat in one sitting.

Sleeve gastrectomy

This procedure removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a long, tube-like pouch. This smaller stomach can't hold as much food. It also produces less of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin, which can curb your desire to eat.

SADI-S

Similar to a sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure also divides part of the small intestine. This surgery offers weight loss along with less hunger, more fullness, blood sugar control and diabetes improvement.

There are three steps required for an initial consultation:

  • Fill out our online registration below and select whether you're attending a FREE live seminar or watching our online seminar.
  • If you select online seminar, complete the short quiz following the seminar with a score of 100.
  • If you decide bariatric surgery is right for you, complete the new patient paperwork and e-mail the paperwork to russell.vieaux@baileymedicalcenter.com or fax to 918-550-6632.

At the Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center, we’re with you every step of the way. We offer complete care throughout the entire process with modern treatment options combined with education and support programs. Our multi-disciplinary team works together to create customized plans to provide the most individualized experience possible.

Bailey Medical Center is recognized as a CIGNA 3 star Bariatric Certified Hospital for Bariatric Surgery, Aetna Institute of Quality as well as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Plus based on safety, surgical outcomes and program education.

Post-op care is critical to the long-term success of bariatric patients. We have made a decision as a program to focus on and provide access to those patients who had surgery at Bailey Medical Center. However, if you need routine follow-up and had bariatric surgery at another MBSAQIP Bariatric Center of Excellence then we will look at these situations on a case-by-case basis. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has specific safety and education standards that govern those programs that receive their Center of Excellence accreditation. This does eliminate all bariatric surgical programs in Mexico. Patients who had surgery in Mexico are not eligible for post-op follow-up at Bailey Medical Center. Please reach out to Russell Vieaux, bariatric liaison, at 918-376-8421 or russell.vieaux@baileymedicalcenter.com to determine if you meet our criteria.

Learn more by attending a free seminar

We’re here to help you start your journey to better health. We offer free in-person and online seminars to explain every step of the weight loss process and what you can expect. You'll also hear stories from patients who have been through the bariatric program.

Bariatric Seminars

We now offer in-person and online bariatric seminars. Please register and you will receive a confirmation email containing the details and COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming in-person events, or a link to view the online seminar.

Additional Questions

The seminar should answer the majority of your questions, but you can always contact Russell Vieaux, bariatric liaison, at 918-376-8421 for additional information.