We can help you start your weight loss journey at Corpus Christi Medical Center.
If you are struggling with obesity and traditional weight loss methods haven't worked for you, then bariatric surgery might be a solution. Undergoing bariatric surgery can improve your life in many ways, from your health to your emotional well-being. Bariatric surgery helps limit food intake and absorption, and it allows for the maintenance of long-term, healthy weight loss goals.
These types of weight loss procedures can dramatically improve and control complications from health conditions such as, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Other benefits of weight loss surgery include:
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Less joint pain
- Increased fertility during childbearing years
- Relief from depression due to improved body image
Corpus Christi clinical weight loss
At Corpus Christi Medical Center, our multidisciplinary teams of weight loss surgeons, registered dietitians, and psychologists provide you with the comprehensive care you need before surgery and for life after bariatric surgery. Corpus Christi Medical Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) and we are home to Redefine Clinical Weight Loss, HCA Gulf Coast Division's premier bariatric weight loss program.
Our weight loss surgery options
The decision to undergo weight loss surgery will affect you for the rest of your life, and our bariatric surgeons are here to help you every step of the way. Depending on your condition, your surgeon will help you determine which type of weight loss surgery is best for you. The types of bariatric surgeries that Corpus Christi Medical Center offers include:
- Adjustable gastric band—an inflatable ring is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating a tiny pouch that restricts food consumption. This restriction allows you to feel full faster.
- Gastric bypass—staples are used to permanently close off part of the stomach, which leaves only a small stomach pouch for the food you eat. Additionally, a Y-shaped piece derived from an upper portion of the small intestine is then attached to this small stomach pouch. As a result, food from your stomach pouch bypasses the initial sections of the intestine, which normally would absorb calories and nutrients after eating.
- Sleeve gastrectomy—a surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach that is slightly larger than the pouch created during gastric bypass. This surgery is completed with a small incision and permanently reduces the size of the stomach by about 85%.
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Our complementary weight loss surgery seminars will help you become more familiar with surgical weight-loss options and will help guide you through the surgical process. We will discuss the different aspects of weight loss surgery, including nutrition, health and fitness, lifestyle modification, and other health-related topics. The session is informal, allowing you to meet our team and ask questions in a relaxed setting.