TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of the hospital's surgical services program with the addition of bariatric weight-loss surgery. Choosing weight loss surgery is a life-changing commitment and TriStar Southern Hills is proud to offer patients the latest in minimally invasive techniques that have been proven to reduce a patient's postsurgical pain, shorten recovery time and lower the risk of complications and infection.
At TriStar Southern Hills, operations such as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is performed through tiny incisions with specialized miniature surgical instruments. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy provides patients appetite suppression without the need for a surgical implant or follow-up adjustments. These procedures have been shown in long-term medical studies to help patients safely, effectively and permanently lose over 50 percent of their excess weight, improving health, mobility and quality of life.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), individuals with obesity have increased risks for many serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and cancer. These individuals may also face reduced life expectancy and experience stigma and discrimination.
"I decided to get involved in weight-loss surgery because I saw an opportunity to treat a multitude of diseases at once with one procedure. Patients who are suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea take multiple medications on a daily basis and suffer many inconveniences in order to manage their diseases," said Dr. William Yi, board certified general surgeon with Southern Hills Surgical Consultants. "I'm excited to be able to offer one procedure that assists patients in addressing all these diseases to help them begin their journey to a healthier life."