How can Lutheran Weight Loss Center help you with your goals?

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What to Expect

We'll be with you every step of the way.

 

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

 

Dedicated Care Team

 

The Lutheran Weight Loss Center is led by board-certified surgeon, Katy Irani, MD. Our team of bariatric specialists also includes a program coordinator, a dedicated registered dietitian, a psychologist and more. We’ll create a personalized plan that caters to your needs and promotes a positive lifestyle change.

 

Minimally Invasive Techniques

 

Dr. Irani specializes in minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Her technique allows for greater precision and smaller incisions which may lead to a quicker recovery time and less pain for you.

 

Support Throughout Your Journey

 

Weight loss surgery is the tool that helps you commit to a lifetime of wellness. We offer extensive education before and after surgery. We also provide nutritional counseling and lifetime support to help ensure success.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatments

Surgical Weight Loss Treatment Options

 

Are you looking for the latest surgical treatment options for weight loss surgery? Look no further. Lutheran Weight Loss Center delivers you the latest technology combined with physician expertise and a warm and welcoming team.

 

Bariatric Surgery

 

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

What is 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.

 

Types of Bariatric Surgery Offered

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.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Decreases stomach size and movement to restrict food intake. This procedure also is called gastric sleeve, vertical gastrectomy or gastric reduction.

Laparoscopic 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.

Revisional Procedures

There are occasions when people have either had the wrong type of surgery for them or have not had optimal outcome from their surgery. We will evaluate, council and offer personalized revision procedures. These procedures include:

 

• Revision/removal of gastric banding
• Revision of gastric bypass
• Conversion of gastric band to bypass, or sleeve
• Sleeve to bypass

 

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatments

 

Losing weight starts with making important lifestyle choices about nutrition and exercise. If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off for good, but you don’t want to have surgery, we can customize a weight loss program to help you meet your goals.

 

Lifestyle Changes

Long-term weight loss is not a diet with a beginning and an end. It’s a lifelong commitment that must go hand in hand with lifestyle changes. Our programs focus on eating in a healthy manner that promotes weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.

Medical Weight Loss

Lifestyle Changes

Long-term weight loss is not a diet with a beginning and an end. It’s a lifelong commitment that must go hand in hand with lifestyle changes. Our programs focus on eating in a healthy manner that promotes weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.

Medical Weight Loss

The medical weight loss program is a medically supervised program involving a combination of weight loss medications, changes in diet, exercise and behavioral modification. 

Medical weight loss might be right for you if you are trying to lose weight and have a BMI greater than 30 or greater than 27 with one or more weight related complications or comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia or sleep apnea.

Our weight loss experts will work with you to create a customized weight loss plan based on personal medical history. Weight loss medications, meal plans and supplements will be considered based on patient history. After your initial visit, follow up is recommended in two to eight weeks depending on your personalized weight loss plan to ensure overall success with your weight loss.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

Education & Support

Education

 

If you're considering bariatric surgery, we invite you attend one of our FREE weight loss educational seminars. You'll learn about our many surgical options and a non-surgical weight loss option, "ReShape," meet our medical director, Katy Irani, MD, and get answers to your questions.

 

We want to ensure that anyone regardless of mobility and travel has the ability to get this education. Our seminar is now available online. Please watch the video and call 303-403-3030 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

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I am passionate about taking care of patients and helping them with their weight loss journey. I pride myself in being open and accessible to my patients for the rest of their lives.

- Dr. Katy Irani, Medical Director