If you’ve tried exercise and diet programs with little success, bariatric surgery may be an option. Most people experience rapid weight loss within the first 18 to 24 months of having the surgery.
Bariatric sugery involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Some types of this surgery make the stomach smaller. Other types of this surgery also change the connection between your stomach and intestines.
Read this blog post for people diagnosed with obesity and who struggle to reach a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone.
Obesity is recognized as a disease that can respond to treatment, not a condition that arises because someone lacks willpower. Bariatric surgery is minimally invasive and safe; the field is highly regulated. People routinely lose weight after the procedure. Learn more.
If you’re considering weight loss surgery, our Delaware surgeons host free virtual seminars to walk you through the types of bariatric surgery including:
The surgeon uses a small part of your stomach to create a smaller stomach. This is connected to the middle part of the small intestine. As a result, food skips (bypasses) the rest of the stomach and part of the small intestine.
Weight loss surgery can help to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions. Research shows that patients live longer after weight loss surgery.
Most people experience rapid weight loss within the first 18 to 24 months of having the surgery.
Watch Shellee's story and learn more about the support you will receive from the ChristianaCare team. For Shellee, since her surgery, "it's like sunshine every day".
Our doctors and staff will help you to make an informed decision about whether surgery is right for you.
Get your questions answered by our surgeons at our free seminars. After you attend a seminar, schedule a personalized consultation by calling 302-320-4175. Our doctors and staff will help you to make an informed decision about whether surgery is right for you. If you are unable to attend the seminar, please email BariatricSurgeryProgram@christianacare.org.
Welcome! We aim to provide the highest quality of care for our patients in their weight loss journey and to ensure our patients have a delightful experience on each visit. We know that many people are nervous about traveling to new places and like to know what to expect before they arrive. That’s why we created a virtual tour of the Bariatric Surgery Services main office along with some of the other places you will be visiting during your weight loss journey.
Bariatric Support Groups are incredibly important in long term success before and after Bariatric Surgery. They are educational, but also provide encouragement and motivation in the pursuit of good health. This hour-long session involves an educational presentation by one of our ChristianaCare healthcare providers followed by an open discussion. We welcome patients who have not only undergone Bariatric Surgery, but also those who are interested in and/or starting the process of Bariatric Surgery.
Join us for an interactive and informative meeting for patients.
Our program dietitians have found that as patients journey through the phases of eating after bariatric surgery, they sometimes struggle to find creative ideas on how to prepare meals and keep their meals exciting. We developed a cookbook to help you be creative with your food as you advance your diet post operatively.