Memorial Hospital

Bariatric

Bariatric

When you’re ready to make a big change

Bariatric surgery is an option that is growing in popularity, probably because it has many benefits that go far beyond the immediate goal of reaching an ideal weight and generally allowing an all-around healthier lifestyle.

What are some of the health advantages of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery reduces or eliminates many illnesses and problems that go along with obesity, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, mobility issues, high cholesterol and arthritis.

What are some of the forms of bariatric surgery?

Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and lap band are three of the most common forms. Each has pros and cons. Your provider will be able to advise you as to the best form of bariatric surgery for your individual situation.

Will insurance cover the cost of bariatric surgery?

Most insurance will cover bariatric surgery if you meet the criteria.

How difficult is recovery?

With laparoscopic bariatric surgery, you will likely be up and walking within a few hours of surgery. You will need to take it easy as you recover. Depending on your form of surgery, you may need oral pain medication for a few days.

Will I need vitamins?

Yes, you will need to take extra vitamins for the remainder of your life. Your provider will advise you of exactly what supplementation you will need.


Meet our provider:

Dr. Sidney Rorhscheib is a board certified general surgeon and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He has 10 years of bariatric experience and has successfully performed nearly 600 gastric bypasses and more than 1,200 lap band procedures.

Are you ready for a change?

Call us and find out how to take charge of your weight and health.

Memorial Medical Building
1450 N. CR 2050
Carthage, Illinois
866-622-9222

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