Obesity can cause a host of health complications. To address this issue, ETMC Tyler has created a bariatric surgery program that has been designated a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation.
Headed by Dr. Hugh Babineau, the ETMC Bariatric Center features a team of specialists who provide treatment before and after surgery, including the services of a dietitian. Together they work with patients to achieve successful outcomes and long-term results in weight-loss surgery.
Gastric Bypass procedure – bypasses the stomach; and as with the Lap-Band system, the bypass can be reversible. Gastric Sleeve procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is not reversible – cutting the stomach down to the size of a small banana.
In addition to gastric bypass procedures that permanently reduce the size of the stomach, Dr. Babineau is also certified in the Lap-Band® System procedure, an adjustable and reversible weight-loss surgery technique.
Bariatric procedures have an established track record of success for people who have been unable to lose weight using nonsurgical methods, and one of these procedures might be right for you.