Lutheran Weight Loss Center

What's your healthy weight?

Weight Loss Services and Treatments

It takes effort to commit to lifestyle changes that lead to healthy, sustainable weight loss. When you’re ready, we’ll help improve your quality of life through weight loss, including:

  • Reducing back and joint pain from carrying excess weight
  • Lowering your risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers
  • Feeling and looking healthier

Our team of bariatric specialists offer non-surgical and surgical options to help you meet your weight loss goals.

Bariatric surgery

If exercise and diet aren’t enough for sustained weight loss, you may be eligible for bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery involves techniques that reduce the amount of food the stomach can hold. In turn, the body absorbs fewer calories and nutrients, resulting in weight loss.

Learn more about bariatric surgery.

Types of bariatric surgery offered

There are several types of bariatric surgery designed to support specific weight loss needs. Some options include:

  • Adjustable gastric banding – Reduces food intake by placing a band around the top of the stomach, then tightening and loosening the stomach opening as needed.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) – Restricts food intake by removing a portion of the stomach so you feel full quickly, and reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs by rerouting a portion of the small intestine.
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Restricts food intake and decreases how food is absorbed by creating a small stomach pouch and bypassing the flow of food around the rest of the stomach to the small intestine.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy – Decreases stomach size and movement to restrict food intake. This procedure also is called gastric sleeve, vertical gastrectomy or gastric reduction.

Non-surgical weight management

We can customize a safe and effective weight-loss program that includes a combination of exercise, medication, nutrition and education. With us, you get support with:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medication for weight loss, prescribed if your BMI is 30 or higher
  • Nutritional supplements to replace meals or snacks

Learn more about our non-surgical weight loss programs.

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