Weight Loss Options

Losing weight is a challenge almost everyone faces at some point in life. For many, diet and exercise can lead to a slimmer figure, but this isn't possible for everyone. When traditional weight loss options fail to make a difference, weight loss surgery may be the best option for you.

At Wellborn Clinic, we can guide you through the process of losing weight through medical intervention. Our professionals are highly experienced in both medical and surgical weight loss procedures, offering you the options necessary to lose weight and live your best life. When you schedule a consultation with our team, we will help you find the right procedure for your body and your lifestyle.

Surgical Weight Loss

When diet and exercise aren't able to help you achieve your weight loss ambitions, weight loss surgery can be an extremely effective way to reduce your appetite and control food intake. At Wellborn Clinic, we are pleased to offer three unique weight loss surgery procedures to ensure all patients have access to the perfect opportunity.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The oldest and best known procedure, a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a surgical process that reduces the size of the stomach through an adjustment that bypasses the small intestine. Effectively, the stomach is divided to create a small pouch to which a section of the small intestine is reconnected in order to control appetite. Click here to learn more about gastric bypass surgery.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A more recent surgical option that can stand alone or work in conjunction with a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve procedure. The surgeon removes a part of the stomach to reduce appetite and then cuts away the majority of the stomach, leaving behind a thin sleeve that is roughly the size and shape of a small banana.

LAP-BAND Surgery

A bariatric procedure that involves no permanent changes to the body, LAP-BAND surgery utilizes an adjustable silicone belt that that is placed around the stomach. This slows the path of food through the digestive tract, suppressing feelings of hunger. LAP-BAND procedures are easily adjustable and fully reversible.

Medical Weight Loss

For some patients, weight loss surgery is not the right choice. In these cases, a medical alternative that can restrict appetite and promote healthy diet choices can be highly effective.

ORBERA Gastric Balloon

The ORBERA gastric balloon is an adjustable balloon that is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and inflated with saline. This creates a feeling of artificial fullness, making it easier to maintain a healthy diet and restrict food intake. ORBERA is used for approximately six months before being removed. Learn more about the ORBERA gastric balloon procedure.

Start Your Weight Loss Journey

If you are struggling with weight loss and would like to consider your options, Wellborn Clinic is here to help. With free seminars to help you explore our opportunities, meet our team, and tour our facility, we are prepared to provide the customized care you deserve.

Contact us today at 501-663-9600 or online to schedule a consultation and learn more about our weight loss options, both medical and surgical.