Our Bariatric Services
In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, which causes your body to absorb fewer calories. The smaller pouch limits the amount of food you eat, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer.
For the gastric sleeve, the surgeon creates a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach using a stapling device. It is about the size of a banana. The rest of the stomach is removed. The smaller sleeve limits the amount of food you eat and makes you feel full sooner.
Although Lap-Band is not one of the bariatric procedures we offer, we do care for patients who have a Lap-Band and may experiencing problems with it, or would like it removed and/or converted to a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass.
Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?
If you answer yes to all three of these questions, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
- Are you between the ages of 18 and 60?
- Are you 100 pounds or more overweight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater? Click here to use our BMI calculator.
- Have you tried, without success, other weight-loss therapies, such as diet, exercise, medications, etc.?
Sign up for a free informational seminar today and find out more about improving your health and quality of life.
Take the next step toward a healthier you.
Attend a free bariatric surgery seminar at Olathe Medical Center.
Seminars are held once a month, and are the best way to learn about our procedures, find out if you’re a candidate, meet board-certified surgeon Harlan L. Opie, MD and the bariatric team and ask questions to help make the best decision for you.