Presence Health

We know fighting excess weight can be frustrating and demoralizing. If you’ve struggled with diet and exercise, and medically guided weight loss programs have failed you, Presence Health’s team of board-certified and highly trained weight loss surgeons can help you learn about other options, including gastric bypass surgery.

How Gastric Bypass Works

Gastric bypass is a form of bariatric (weight loss) surgery that reduces hunger by reducing the size of the stomach. It also reduces absorption of calories by re-routing your digestive tract to bypass a section of the small intestine. It’s considered the gold standard of bariatric surgery and produces the best results, with many people losing 60-70% of their excess weight and keeping it off for 10 or more years.

Expertise in Minimally Invasive Advanced Bariatrics

At Presence Health, you’ll work with The Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, a group that has helped many overcome struggles with their weight, avoid the health risks associated with obesity, and enjoy a better quality of life. Our team of experts includes renowned bariatric surgeons, a Ph.D. psychologist, experienced nurses, a registered dietitian, and an insurance specialist. We give you care and guidance through every phase of the process, from the initial meeting, to understanding insurance options, to preparing for your bariatric procedure and enjoying better health into the future.

Is the Procedure Right for Me?

You’ll consult with Presence Health’s weight loss team who can help you make this determination, but good candidates for bariatric surgery generally have a body mass index of greater than 40 and have not had success with other non-surgical approaches. Gastric bypass is one of several surgical weight loss options that you and your doctor will consider. Diet and exercise continue to be very important in the success of this procedure, and you will have to change the way you eat forever, avoiding high-calorie sodas and snacking, and incorporating several tiny, nutrient-rich meals into each day.

Start with a Free Seminar

Learn more about gastric bypass and other weight loss procedures by attending one of our free seminars. It’s a great chance to meet the team, ask questions and see if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Seminars are available at three convenient locations. To save your spot at an upcoming session, please call us:

• Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston: 877.737.4636.

• Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago: 877-3-YOU-CAN

For more information about weight loss surgery, and to schedule a consultation, please call 877.737.4636.