Weight Loss Surgery: A walk in the park for Morris mom
“After listening to Dr. Joyce’s presentation, I was inspired,” said the Morris mom. His staff helped me through the entire process – from working with my insurance company, to long after my surgery. With their help and support from my husband, I had laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery in December 2014.”
For over a decade, BMI Surgery’s Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann have helped more than 4,500 patients win their personal battles with obesity and enjoy healthier lives. Their weight loss program is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.
BMI Surgery and Silver Cross Hospital were the first in Will and Grundy counties to offer laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Lap-Band and REALIZE gastric band systems, and now the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System. An FDA approved, first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity, ReShape provides a new option for adults with a body mass index of 30 to 40 and a related health condition who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone and do not want or qualify for bariatric surgery.
“Whether you are interested in having bypass, band or balloon, we screen our patients very carefully to ensure their success and safety,” said Dr. Joyce, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital.
To get ready for surgery, Kristi met with an exercise physiologist, dietitian, cardiologist, psychologist, pulmonologist, and bariatric nurse. When the time came for her procedure, she spent just one night at Silver Cross Hospital.
“Dr. Joyce has an amazing bedside manner. He never made me feel obese,” Kristi said. “He told me that the surgery was merely a tool to lose weight and the real success depended on me making lifestyle changes.
Since surgery, Kristi has lost 137 pounds. She has more energy and can now chase her daughter around the park and bike ride for hours without any pain. The program has also taught her to eat healthier and exercise regularly.
FREE INFORMATIONAL SESSION
Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Every Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, BMI Surgery, Suite 260
Learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, find out if you are a candidate for the procedure, talk with the physician. To attend, click here or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).