Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Sutter Weight Management Institute
Bariatric surgery is a life changing decision. From pre-surgery to lifelong care, your success requires a significant lifestyle change and a strong network of people who understand the challenges this involves. The Sutter team wants you to have all of the information you need before you take this important step to improve your health.
Meet the Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Team
Jeffrey Jenkins, M.D., FACS, says he has always enjoyed operating to help people, and that the field of bariatric surgery affords him the ability to help every patient enjoy success. He says many patients are desperate to solve their medical problems as a result of being obese, and it’s extremely rewarding to help them improve their health and overall lifestyle...continue reading about Dr. Jenkins (.pdf)
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Steven Patching, M.D., FASMBS, develops a close relationship with each of his patients and gets incredible satisfaction from watching a complete transformation in a patient suffering from the disease of morbid obesity to a happy, healthy, self-confident person...continue reading about Dr. Patching (.pdf)
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Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS, decided to become a bariatric surgeon because he could focus on many of the same diseases as primary care providers (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia), but have the opportunity to reverse their courses through bariatric surgery rather than merely treat the symptoms. He says the best part of his job is seeing the change that comes about in his patients’ lives as they shed their limitations and enjoy newfound health and freedom...continue reading about Dr. Shadle (.pdf)
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Thomas Hopkins, M.D., developed an interest in the science of obesity when he discovered the complexities of the condition and learned how it affects so many other diseases. He loves having a job that allows him to help people and gets great satisfaction in teaching and empowering his patients to make positive changes in their lives...continue reading about Dr. Hopkins (.pdf)
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John Hernried, M.D. knows firsthand the challenges of weight loss and maintenance, having struggled with his own weight for many years. Dr. Hernried’s commitment to the treatment of obesity deepened upon opening his internal medicine practice in the mid 1990s, and noticing that many of his patients were also struggling with obesity. This discovery taught him that obesity is a complex, chronic disease—not a lack of willpower. It also sparked Dr. Hernried’s lifelong passion to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle by overcoming weight issues...continue reading about Dr. Hernried (.pdf)
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Your Bariatric Surgery Journey
Your team will include a bariatric surgeon, bariatrician/physician, bariatric nurse coordinator, registered dietitian, behavioral psychologist, behavioral educator, exercise physiologist, and an insurance coordinator. Your family will also benefit from our Bariatric Support Network—an entire community of people who’ve helped their loved ones successfully meet the challenges of losing weight to regain health. There are also programs after surgery to keep you on track, even if you’ve slipped a bit in your pursuit of a healthy weight loss.
How we’ll work with you before surgery
Weight loss surgery requires a commitment to lifestyle changes, and to the preparation necessary to ensure your safety and success. We know it can be a long road, but SWMI’s PrepForSuccess will help you on your journey.
Bariatric Surgery Questions?
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