What types of weight loss surgeries are done in Scottsbluff?
We currently offer three types of surgery including laparoscopic banding (LAP band), gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve surgery. We also offer a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure with the Orbera™ Intragastric Balloon. Please see procedure options for more details.
How do I choose a procedure?
We encourage you to explore all of the bariatric weight loss options available to you. Ultimately this will be a choice made in consultation with the surgeon. Although some insurance companies have preferred methods of surgery, we will try and help you to determine what is best for your health and long-term success.
How long does the surgery take?
In general the lap banding procedure takes around 45 minutes. Gastric bypass surgeries are generally a little longer; around 90 minutes. Each case varies, and your surgeon will take his or her time to increase the likeliness of long-term success.
How long will I be in the hospital?
That depends on you and your recovery. In general, lap band patients spend one night in the hospital and bypass patients stay three to five days.
How long will it take me to feel like myself after the surgery?
Again, it will depend on you; each person's recovery time is different. However, most patients feel almost normal in about two weeks. You may even be able to return to light duty jobs in several days and more labor-intensive occupations in two to three weeks. You won't be able to lift anything weighing more than 20 pounds for two to three weeks.