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Take the Next Step in Your Weight Loss Journey
If you've struggled with weight loss, our bariatric specialists can help. Whether you're interested in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or our non-surgical options, we provide quality care focusing on helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. Being overweight can be harmful to your physical health - and it can also be detrimental to your overall quality of life. Our experienced team know exactly how to help, and are committed to your success.
The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Lake Cumberland offers continuous support to help each individual patient deal with the physical, emotional and social problems that may accompany the severely overweight person. Our program is implemented by a multidisciplinary medical team consisting of surgeons, anesthesiologists, psychologist, program coordinator, exercise specialists, dietitian, nursing staff and support staff. They work together to assess each patient's needs on an individual basis to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Am I Overweight?
When your weight is higher than what is considered to be healthy for your height, you are considered overweight or obese. The Body Mass Index (BMI) scale calculates and measures body fat based on your current weight and height. Calculate your BMI below!
For Patients with a BMI of 27-34: Non-Surgical Weight Loss is recommended through Lake Cumberland Medical Associates' APRN, Robin Goff. We empower individuals to achieve a healthy lifestyle through sustainable life-long changes in diet, physical activity and personal health management. Unlike other weight loss programs, we offer a medically supervised approach that is tailored to each individual need.
For Patients with a BMI of 35 or More: Surgical Weight Loss through Lake Cumberland Surgery Specialists, may be an option. Bariatric surgery can benefit obese and morbidly obese people or those with debilitating co-morbidities such as high blood pressure or diabetes who have been unable to lose weight through other methods.
Gastric Sleeve (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy): Gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive type of procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach, thereby limiting food intake as well as the sensation of hunger. The smaller stomach size restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, so patients lose weight by eating fewer calories. This procedure also impacts the production of ghrelin.
Gastric Bypass (laparoscopic Roux-en Y): This is the most common type of bariatric surgery. During this type of precedure, part of the stomach is separated from the rest of the stomach and closed off with staples to create a smaller pouch, resulting in less calorie absorption. Patients also have a greater sense of satisfaction with less food. The surgery results in less production of ghrelin, a hormone that may be partly responsible for making you feel hungry.
Gastric Band Repairs or Removal: Our services do not currently include new gastric band surgeries, but we do repaire or remove previous lap band procedures.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss
You may be ready to begin your weight loss journey, but aren't yet ready to make a surgical step. Or, you may need a medically supervised weight loss program as part of the bariatric surgical counseling process. If so, we are happy to direct you to a non-surgical weight loss specialist, or work with your regular PCP to identify a plan that most impacts your overall health.
Remember... Our team supports you through all of our programs with continued education and counseling before and after any procedures or weight loss plan. Our goal is to help you lose weight and enjoy your new life. But we cannot do this alone. Achieving success with the surgical or non-surgical weight loss program requires commitment, following a diet plan, exercising and following up with our physician and support staff on a regular basis. Our team will help you along the way in achieving your goals and making the lifestyle changes that can help guide you on your new journey.