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Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss Management in Thomasville

Weight Loss Surgery You Can Trust

If you or someone you love struggles with obesity, you are likely familiar with the countless weight loss programs and diets that are available. However, finding an option that provides lasting results can be difficult.

People living with morbid obesity often face life-threatening health conditions like an increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers. That’s why Archbold’s Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Management Program offers you a range of surgical and non-surgical weight-loss options.

Our compassionate team of experienced bariatric surgeons and weight loss professionals works with you to find the best option available – customized to your medical and weight loss needs.

Our board-certified surgeons have performed hundreds of weight loss surgeries, and our bariatric and weight loss surgery program has also received Comprehensive Care accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® (MBSAQIP®).

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MBSAQIP accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity. To earn MBSAQIP accreditation, the Archbold team met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity.

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To learn which weight loss options may be most beneficial for you, give us a call today at 229.226.8881.

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a term that describes several weight loss surgery options, typically involving surgically reducing the size of the stomach and/or the surgical rerouting of a patient’s small intestines to decrease the stomach’s ability to take in food. The surgical changes to your body will then limit the calories your body can absorb, resulting in long-term weight loss.

Archbold offers two bariatric weight loss surgery solutions using the latest innovations in laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery is minimally invasive and typically results in reduced pain and faster recovery times.

Gastric Bypass

With gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y), the stomach is divided at the top with a staple line, creating a small pouch. The small intestine is separated 40 inches from the stomach, and the lower end is connected to the pouch to act as a drainage system. The remaining stomach is then reconnected to the small intestine, forming a “Y” and carrying digestive juices from the stomach, liver, and pancreas. This procedure typically results in a 75% average of excess body weight loss.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

With gastric sleeve resection or sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is divided using a staple line, creating a small pouch (much like the initial gastric bypass surgery procedure). This creates a small stomach tube, and the remaining piece of the stomach is reversed. Because of this, the procedure is permanent (meaning the stomach cannot be reversed again). This procedure typically results in a 60% average of excess body weight loss.

Meet Our Archbold Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Management Team

At Archbold, you will have an entire team of caring and dedicated bariatric and weight management professionals ready to guide you throughout your weight loss journey. If you are seeking our Thomasville bariatric surgery services, a board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon will oversee your care and perform your surgery.

Our comprehensive team consisting of highly trained physician’s assistants, a dedicated bariatric coordinator, and a registered dietitian will provide all the support you need to be successful on your weight loss journey and long-term weight management plan.

Katie Hanisee, MD

Fellowship Trained Bariatric Surgeon/Medical Director

Dr. Hanisee completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Maryland, where she trained in performing gastric sleeve and gastric bypass operations. She is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is the director of the bariatric program at Archbold. Before training in Baltimore, she completed her general surgery training at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.

Shannon Moninger, NP

Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University and earned a Master of Science degree in nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She will be helping with clinical oversight for bariatric patients.

Charlie Chason

Bariatric Coordinator

Charlie is our bariatric coordinator, overseeing and helping organize the clinical activities of our bariatric surgery program. She assists patients in the office, verifies insurance, prepares patients for lifetime changes, and helps to manage post-operative concerns. She also acts as a point of contact in the office. Reach out to her if you have any questions!

Contact Us Today

If you’re ready to begin the first steps of your bariatric surgery and/or weight loss journey, our team is here to help. Give us a call at 229.226.8881 today to schedule a consultation and discover which weight loss options would be best for you!

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