Why surgical treatment for weight loss?
There are several types of weight loss or bariatric surgery. We offer three procedures. Roux-en-y gastric bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable LapBanding. Upon a comprehensive evaluation, our surgeons will recommend the best surgery for you.
You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:
- You are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
- You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 of more
- Your BMI is between 35-40 with comorbidities, such as:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Arthritis or other physical conditions related to obesity
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. If you have a calculator:
Weight in pounds / Height in inches^2 x 704
Our healthcare team will calculate your BMI and make a plan to improve your health and quality of life with surgical treatment and nutrition education. At Hope Bariatrics, we understand people dealing with morbid obesity.
Obesity is a disease with many treatment options, most of which you have probably already tried.
- Prescription medications
- Diet programs
- Exercise plans
Studies have shown people can lose approximately 10 percent of their body weight but tend to regain two-thirds of it within 1 year and almost all of it within 5 years.
Geoffrey H. Wilcox, MD, FACS
Dr. Geoffrey Wilcox, a native and resident of Sewickley, received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his medical residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. He serves as Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Dr. Wilcox is a member of the American College of Surgeons.
Michael Felix, MD, FACS
Dr. Michael Felix received his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He served as a United States Naval Officer. He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Washington Health System, and St. Clair Hospital. Dr. Felix is a member of the American College of Surgeons.
For more information visit our website at hopebariatrics.com