Transform Your Life with Oregon Weight Loss Surgery
As one of the most experienced weight loss surgery programs in the Northwest, the metabolic and bariatric surgery team at Oregon Weight Loss Surgery is ready to guide you on the path to a happier and healthier future!
Dr. Patterson, Dr. July and their specialized staff are dedicated to providing you with a compassionate, supportive, and effective bariatric surgery journey.
At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, we are committed to delivering a 5-star experience to every patient. Recognizing the value of your time, we have implemented clinical integration to streamline our interdisciplinary program. This ensures that all pre and post-surgery visits, including comprehensive evaluations, such as bariatric medical evaluation, nutrition counseling, psychological evaluation, lab work, EKG, and sleep study, are efficiently coordinated, saving you valuable time.
The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is minimally invasive and involves the removal of a portion of the stomach. Patients typically experience much less hunger after our surgeons remove part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hormone that makes people feel constantly hungry.
The gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y bypass, is minimally invasive and results in both a smaller stomach and a rerouted portion of the intestines. This is a good option for patients who need to lose a lot of weight; who carry their fat centrally; or who have metabolic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes.
A Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band is an adjustable, inflatable, silicone device placed around the upper portion of the stomach during laparoscopic surgery. Place of the band creates a small pouch about the size of a golf ball, called a stoma, which limits the amount of food you are able to consume.
Our revision procedures provide a solution for patients who have experienced complications, inadequate weight loss, or weight regain after a previous weight loss surgery. Our expert surgeons will assess your unique situation and customize a revision plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals effectively.
“Slowly it had taken my sparkle and caused me to have very poor self-esteem. I suffered from Sleep Apnea, fatigue, hormonal issues, depression and lack of energy. Everyone thought I was happy but that was ...”
Not really. Oregon Weight Loss Surgery evaluates each patient on an individual basis. If you think bariatric surgery may benefit you, you are encouraged to fill out a request for appointment, which will then be evaluated. After this evaluation, if our surgeons feel the patient is an acceptable operative risk, the patient will be accepted, regardless of age.
This can vary greatly depending on a person’s individual insurance requirements. It can take anywhere from 2-6 months to complete the required work up, meet with the surgeon and obtain the insurance authorization. Surgery cannot be scheduled until insurance has approved the surgery, unless you are a self-pay patient. For self-pay patients, the timeline is typically 10 weeks from consultation to surgery, because insurance requirements do not impact appointment scheduling.
Yes. It is important to remember that there are no guarantees in any kind of medicine or surgery. Weight loss surgery will only succeed if you make a lifelong commitment to better health. Surgery is only a tool. Your ultimate success depends on strict adherence to the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.
No. Surgery should be the beginning of a new, healthy lifestyle that includes eating small portions of healthy foods and exercising. Surgery provides a tool for weight loss with a lifetime commitment to change. You will receive specific dietary and exercise recommendations during your follow up visits.
The recommendation is to wait one year. This allows your body to “normalize” with your new surgery and does not sabotage your weight loss efforts. After your one year visit and blood tests, you will typically be cleared to get pregnant.