Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
Blount Memorial Weight Management Center program is an accredited program of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
Since launching its bariatric surgery program in 2002, Blount Memorial has helped patients lose collectively more than 75,000 pounds ‚or 25 tons ‚and resolve conditions related to morbid obesity such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea.
The Weight Management Center offers these metabolic and weight loss surgical approaches for qualified candidates:
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric sleeve
Before, during and after each procedure, the center's staff provides support to patients who have questions about the procedure or after-care instructions. Patients also have the ongoing support of the center's staff and fellow program participants through bariatric and weight loss surgery-specific support groups and a patient ambassadors program.