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What Can I Expect From Weight Loss Surgery?

Undergoing bariatric surgery can bring major changes to your life, including rapid weight loss and a healthier, slimmer body. However, it's important to be honest about your weight loss surgery expectations.

After weight loss surgery, the vast majority of our patients look better and feel better. Many are able to reduce or eliminate the side effects of obesity-related diseases. With a successful outcome, many patients no longer feel insecure or embarrassed about carrying significant extra weight. However, surgery is a major process, and it’s not right for everyone.

In order to adequately support all patients, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program provides education and guidance before, during, and after your surgery. Every patient and each situation is unique, so we will do everything we can to help you prepare for the changes that lie ahead.

Sign up for one of our free bariatric seminars today to get more information.

Individual Process

“There’s a right path for every person to enjoy life without weight issues, and we are here to help you along that path. We consider every obese patient to be a candidate for treatment—however, that path may not necessarily be surgery, and it may not necessarily be at this time. Further, that path is not just one direction. Along with our state-of-the-art surgery, we also will help you holistically prepare for lifestyle changes that will let you stay on the right path.”
– Dr. Kelvin Higa, Medical Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is an individual journey for every patient, and there’s no singular outcome. Our team will support you as best as possible throughout the process, offering you customized resources that can help to manage your weight loss surgery expectations.

Customized Consultation

Attending a free seminar followed by an initial consultation is the first step in our weight loss process. While our bariatric surgery seminars provide general information, your consultation will be specific to you and your healthcare needs.

Your surgeon will discuss many things with you, including your BMI, surgery eligibility, and any additional weight-related conditions that may necessitate surgical intervention. Then our doctors will talk with you about your willingness to stick to a new lifestyle, and finally they will address any questions and concerns that you may have.

Personalized Path to Weight Loss

After learning more about your medical history, we will devise an action plan that is right for you. This may mean attempting medical weight loss before moving forward with surgery, or preparing you for post-surgical changes by imposing a diet and exercise plan before surgery. We will also help you choose between our available surgeries, ensuring you make a decision that is best for your overall health and wellness.

At the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program, we see each patient as an individual. It is our mission to ensure your weight loss surgery expectations are reasonable and accurate, so we provide customized guidance every step of the way. Get started today by calling 866-433-8558 or contacting us online!

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About Fresno Bariatrics

Fresno Bariatrics, located in Fresno, California, is one of the most experienced weight loss surgery programs in the country. On both the state and national levels, we are a step above most other weight loss surgery programs. Our superb clinical outcomes have earned HealthGrades' five-star ratings and a Bariatric Excellence Award™ 6 years in a row, putting our program in the top five of all California hospitals.

Our team of bariatric surgeons, nurses, and life coaches are eager to help you through a personalized weight loss surgery program with long-term results. We've helped thousands of people reverse obesity with the assistance of LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) and Revision Weight-Loss Surgery procedures.

Our world-class bariatric surgeons are board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and are members of the American College of Surgeons.

Contact Us

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital
15 E Audubon Drive
Fresno, CA, 93720

(866) 433-8558