Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery
- Are You A Good Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
- Find a Bariatric Surgeon
- Program Criteria & Pre-Operative Requirements
- Life After Bariatric Surgery
- Patient Resources
- For Providers, Residents and Fellows
- For Referring Providers: Does My Patient Qualify?
- Basic Nutrition, Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Care
- Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery
- 353 Blair Park Road
Williston, VT, 05495
- Phone: 1-888-978-8293
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) at Fletcher Allen in Burlington, VT, offers several weight loss surgical options for obese patients who need to dramatically reduce their weight. For many, diet and exercise are not enough to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).
Bariatric surgery has been shown to provide the longest period of sustained weight loss in patients who have tried other approaches unsuccessfully. Our bariatric surgery program uses a team approach to weight loss with a focus on treating the whole person through an intensive pre-operative period. Our bariatric surgeons, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and psychologists evaluate and counsel the surgical candidate and determine the patient's best option for bariatric surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Options at Fletcher Allen
Our bariatric surgery program offers three types of surgical weight loss:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), slows the absorption of food and decreases calorie intake by creating a small stomach pouch. We provide open and laparoscopic bariatric surgery, based on individual patient need.
- Gastric Banding, or Lap-Band® Surgery) involves placing a silicone ring around the upper part of the stomach. The balloon inside the ring is then inflated to create a small pouch or deflated to correct over-restriction. This makes patients feel fuller sooner.
- Gastric Sleeve (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy), also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, removes a portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger. The reduced stomach size restricts food intake and decreases caloric consumption.
Bariatric Surgery Candidates
Fletcher Allen follows eligibility standards set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine bariatric surgery qualifications. NIH mandates an eligible candidate have body mass index (BMI) of at least 40, or a BMI of 35 with pre-existing co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea or hypertension. Calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).
Informative Video Presentations about Basic Nutrition and Pre-operative and Post-operative care are offered to educate and inform the bariatric patient.
Contact Fletcher Allen About Bariatric Surgery
The Bariatric Surgery Team at Fletcher Allen will help you determine whether you are a candidate for Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery. You will receive a Bariatric Surgery Health Questionnaire, Informational Brochure and Patient Booklet. Once we receive the questionnaire from you, our staff will review it and will invite you to attend an introductory session held at our clinic.
- Read the steps involved in applying to the bariatric surgery program
- Understand the program criteria and pre-operative requirements
Learn more about all of Fletcher Allen's comprehensive surgical services.
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