Surgical weight loss - known as bariatric surgery - offers hope for people who have been unable to achieve long-term weight loss through diet and exercise. For many, it will lead to improved health, a longer lifespan and a better quality of life.
For more information or to register for one of our monthly FREE seminars, please call 913-764-2350.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
What are My Surgical Weight Loss Options?
Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
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What is Bariatric Surgery
At Olathe Health System, highly-trained surgeon, Harlan L. Opie, MD, specializes in bariatric surgery to improve the health and well being of those who are severely overweight. Dr. Opie and his team offer expert, compassionate care and a variety of surgical options, including minimally invasive procedures that result in less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays and fewer infections.
Bariatric surgery is a serious decision that requires careful consideration of pre- and post-operative requirements and a commitment by the patient to permanent lifestyle changes. If you would like to learn more about bariatric surgery, make plans to attend a free seminar. The dates of upcoming seminars are listed on the top right side of this page.
Surgical Weight Loss Options
Dr. Opie is experienced in all three weight-loss surgery procedures - the gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. He is Board Certified in General Surgery.
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Who is a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery at Olathe Medical Center is intended for people age 18 to 60 who are 100 pounds or more overweight (with a Body Mass Index of 35 or greater) and who have not had success with other weight loss therapies such as diet, exercise, medications, etc.
Bariatric surgery is a serious decision that requires careful consideration of pre- and post-operative requirements and a commitment by the patient to make permanent lifestyle changes. If you are 100 pounds or more overweight or have a Body Mass Index of 35 or greater, you may quality. Sign up for a free informational seminar today and find out more about improving your health and quality of life.
To find out your Body Mass Index (BMI), click here to use our BMI calculator.
How to Get Started
The first step to learn more and get started with the Bariatric Surgery program at Olathe Medical Center is to attend one of our free informational seminars.
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At this free seminar, Harlan L. Opie, MD, bariatric surgeon at Olathe Medical Center, will discuss the qualifications for surgery, treatment options and nutritional guidelines after surgery. There will be ample time for your questions.
Lap Band Removal and Conversion
If you're experiencing problems with your lap band, or would like it removed and/or converted to a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, please call 913-764-2350 for information on how to get started.
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