Bariatric Surgery

Achieve and maintain your goal weight for life, with weight loss counseling and surgical solutions

What do you staPart 4.Still001nd to gain by losing? Energy, improved health, quality of life — the list goes on. But weight loss is difficult even when the potential gains are kept in mind. When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to achieve an appropriate weight for overall good health and an active life, bariatric surgery may be the answer.

Dr. Christopher Finnell of United Regional Physician Group specializes in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical procedures as part of a holistic program including nutrition and exercise counseling and support groups to help you lose weight safely and keep it off. Simply stated, bariatric surgery helps patients eat less by reducing the size of the stomach using mechanisms that vary by procedure.

Minimally invasive surgical weight loss procedures include:

  • Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Lap Gastric Bypass

Watch and listen to Dr. Christopher Finnell describe Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

Michael Well’s Story
“Looking back, I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that I was that big. I just never felt that big,” Wells said.

Michael went from weighing 320 pounds on the day of his surgery to 197 pounds on the one-year anniversary. He’s also dropped from being a 4XL to XL in shirt size and has gone from size 42 pants to fitting into size 32 pants.

[Read Michael’s story here…]

Watch and listen to The Dunlop’s Story, One Year After Surgery…

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Long-term health benefits

Compared to diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery provides the longest period of sustained weight loss when all other methods have failed. It has also been shown to improve obesity-related health conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and joint pain.

Our Bariatric Surgery Guide (see below) describes each surgery as well as pre-surgery preparation and post-op care requirements:

Bariatric Surgery Guide

Call today to see if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery at 940-764-5400.

Christopher Finnell, MD

Christopher Finnell, MD

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We understand that your surgical weight loss journey shouldn’t be traveled alone. That is why we maintain our Bariatric Surgery Support Group for those preparing for surgery and those of you who are post surgical. Click here to learn more.