Bariatric Surgery at MetroHealth
Bariatric surgery is a proven method to help you lose weight and improve your overall health when other methods, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, have failed.
MetroHealth has earned Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to safety and high-quality surgeries.
“We have demonstrated excellent results for our patients,” said Sergio Bardaro, MD, surgical director of the MetroHealth Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center. “We have qualified surgical and medical providers who perform advanced surgeries and offer individualized treatments.”
When you come to MetroHealth for bariatric surgery, our surgeons help you decide between two surgical options: gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
This procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, reduces the size of your stomach by approximately 80%. This reduction limits the amount of food you can eat. It also changes your gut hormones so you have less of an appetite and you feel fuller for longer after you have eaten.
Learn more about gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery, also called roux-en-y gastric bypass, involves stapling your stomach so that only a small pouch is used to digest food. Afterward, your small intestine is rerouted so it connects directly to this pouch. Similar to sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery limits the amount of food you can eat while creating positive changes in your gut hormones.
Learn more about gastric bypass surgery.
Long-Term Improvements in Health and Quality of Life
No matter which procedure you and your surgeon choose, bariatric surgery significantly improves obesity-related conditions, such as:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- sleep apnea
Weight loss can also prevent new health problems from developing.
- In addition, bariatric surgery can help you:
- be more physically active
- improve your self-esteem
- help you be more social
- improve sexual function
- experience fewer disabilities related to your weight
- have fewer obesity-related health problems
Having bariatric surgery can also extend your life. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery can reduce your risk of dying from:
- severe obesity
- heart disease
Hear before-and-after bariatric surgery success stories from people just like you.
Paying for Bariatric Surgery
We strive to make weight loss and weight management services accessible for everyone. We understand that insurance doesn’t always cover metabolic and bariatric surgery and follow-up care, which is why we offer self-pay options to help make treatment available to you. We can help you navigate the financial aspects of your care – just ask.