Guthrie's Weight Loss Center uses a holistic approach to help patients who are looking for a permanent solution to obesity. Weight loss surgery, also known as gastric surgery or obesity surgery, is an effective weight loss tool when combined with healthy lifestyle changes.

Successful gastric surgery or weight loss surgery requires patients to thoroughly prepare for and commit to healthy, lifelong, lifestyle changes. The specialized staff at Guthrie's Weight Loss Center provide guidance, before and after surgery, to help patients develop healthy eating habits and sustainable exercise programs. Support for patients' emotional health is also provided before and after weight loss surgery.

There are multiple types of obesity surgery procedures performed; however, no one procedure is perfect for everyone. Each type of weight loss surgery carries different risks, provides different degrees of weight loss, and requires unique lifestyle changes that make it attractive for some patients and undesirable for others. The Guthrie Weight Loss Center offers the following procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®)
  • Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric-Bypass