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Weight Loss Surgery Bozeman MT

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Bozeman. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bariatric surgeons, lap band surgery, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as advice on weight loss, diet and exercise, nutrition programs and portion control.

Dr.William Mealer
(406) 585-2700
300 N Willson Ave # 300C
Bozeman, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Hugh E Hetherington, MD
(406) 587-5000
925 Highland Blvd Ste 1160
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Bozeman Deaconess Hosp, Bozeman, Mt
Group Practice: Big Sky Cosmetic Surgery

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Karl John Hapcic, MD
(406) 582-1881
2619 W College St
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Northeast Nevada Regional Hosp, Elko, Nv

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American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Srgns
(406) 587-0767
115 West Kagy Boulevard
Bozeman, MT
 
Hapcic, Karl MD - Bozeman Surgical Arts
(406) 582-1881
2619 W College St
Bozeman, MT
 
William Randall Mealer, MD
(406) 585-2700
300 N Willson Ave Ste 300C
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1973

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Charles M Bonura, MD FACS
(406) 585-2700
300 N Willson Ave
Bozeman, MT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane
Graduation Year: 1955

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Hoolan, Fern - Big Sky Cosmetic Surgery
(406) 522-3770
925 Highland Blvd # 1190
Bozeman, MT
 
Big Sky Cosmetic Surgery
(406) 522-3770
925 Highland Blvd Ste 1190
Bozeman, MT
 
William Mealer MD
(406) 585-2700
300 North Willson Avenue Suite 300-C
Bozeman, MT
 
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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has been gaining popularity over the past several years, and may be available to you as a tool for weight loss. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health estimate that in 2005, 170,000 Americans underwent this operation. This is up significantly from 63,000 in 2002. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this surgery was fed by the publicity surrounding TV weatherman Al Roker’s and singer Carnie Wilson’s participation. Their results were dramatic.

However, this is really a last resort measure. Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery and, as such, has all the risks associated with any other invasive procedure. It should not be considered unless other less invasive means of weight loss have been given your full effort but still not helped you achieve a stable reduction in your weight. The Roux-en-Y is the most commonly performed gastric bypass operation. The procedure involves two steps: (1) Sectioning off a small segment of your stomach so that you can only take in small amounts of food, and (2) Cutting and reattaching a portion of your small intestine to this new small stomach, thereby reducing the amount of nutrients and calories you absorb from the food that you do eat.

To qualify for this procedure, potential patients must meet criteria set by the National Institutes of Health. For example, a person must have a minimum BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 with associated co-morbidities. In addition, prospective patients are required to have tried other weight loss methods or treatments already.

Although you must discuss this with your doctor, and ultimately your surgeon, to know whether you qualify for the surgery, here are the general guidelines...

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