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Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can make a significant difference to your overall health and wellbeing. If you find losing weight and keeping it off difficult, visit with your doctor about exploring medical and surgical weight-loss options with the bariatric surgery and metabolic services specialists at OU Health in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Comprehensive Bariatric & Metabolic Services Close to Home

When you choose OU Health for your weight-loss services, you’ll find comprehensive care for a wide range of weight-related issues, including obesity, whether you decide to use diet and lifestyle changes, medication, a combination of metabolic approaches or a bariatric surgery procedure.

As you and your primary care doctor evaluate your best weight management options through OU Health, you’ll work with a diverse team of highly skilled experts who hold the extensive experience of fellowship training in advanced bariatric surgery techniques, such as minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures that reduce incision size and can help ease your recovery.

Weight Loss for a Healthy Life

Excess body weight affects many areas of your health. Losing a significant amount of weight may provide relief from and even reversal of many obesity-related conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cancers of various types
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diabetes
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Heart (cardiovascular) disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Lung diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psychological problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke

If your body mass index (BMI) reaches 40 or higher and changes made in your lifestyle or diet haven’t achieved your health goals, your physician may consider you a potential candidate for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery at OU Health

As you and your primary care doctor work together to understand whether weight-loss surgery fits your overall health goals, you may benefit from a referral to OU Health experts in metabolic and bariatric surgery, who hold extensive training and experience in performing standard weight-loss procedures, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

At OU Health, your metabolic and bariatric surgery care team also provides services that help you adjust to your body’s changing nutritional and physical needs during weight loss and as you learn to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Watch a short bariatric surgery video to learn more.

Seminars & Support for Weight-Loss Surgery

To help you and your doctor determine the best options for your particular situation, take advantage of an in-person informational seminar with OU Health bariatric surgeons where you’re guided through the process of preparing for and undergoing a procedure.

Seminars cover the various options for losing weight and what to expect if you choose surgery or medical intervention. In addition, when you receive proper guidance and support for life after your surgery, you’re more likely to achieve and maintain successful weight loss. The OU Health team of dieticians, physical therapists and behavioral health specialists help you learn smart eating habits and get physically fit while creating a healthful lifestyle.

Your Expert Weight Loss, Bariatric & Metabolic Services Team

At OU Health, your multidisciplinary metabolic and bariatric surgery care team brings together many healthcare professionals to focus on your individual situation and develop a personalized plan to meet your specific needs.

Your team members include board-certified surgeons, physical therapists, dietitians, behavioral health specialists and internal medicine providers who collaborate with you to achieve the best possible outcomes for your situation.

Request an Appointment or Information

Call to request an appointment and learn more about metabolic and bariatric surgery,
including seminars and support groups, as well as other medical weight-loss procedures
and options for losing weight.

Oklahoma City - 405-271-9448
Tulsa - 918-634-7500