For those unsuccessful at weight loss through diet, exercise and behavior modification alone, a referral for bariatric surgery may be indicated. Options include procedures like the gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass. In addition to losing weight, bariatric surgery assists some patients in reducing life-threatening conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
We understand that altering lifetime habits requires education, emotional support and commitment, and our team can help you modify your eating behavior and assist you in making necessary lifestyle changes that lead to better health.
CHI Memorial is accredited as a Comprehensive Center in Bariatric Surgery with Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Only 5 percent of Comprehensive Centers in the United States also have the Obesity Medicine qualification, and CHI Memorial is the only center in the Chattanooga area with this qualification. Learn more