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Weight Loss Surgery Helena MT

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Helena. 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.Patrick Walton
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell Street
Helena, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Helena
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell Street
Helena, MT
 
Associated Dermatology
(406) 442-3534
50 S Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT
 
Pappas, Jennifer - Plastic & Reconstructive Srgry
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell St
Helena, MT
 
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell St
Helena, MT
 
Patrick James Walton, MD
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell St Helena
Helena, MT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1979

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Patrick Walton MD
(406) 443-8233
715 Getchell Street
Helena, MT
 
Patrick Walton
(406) 443-8233
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Helena, PC 715 Getchell Street
Helena, MT
 
Sobieck, Kriste - Associated Dermatology
(406) 442-3534
50 S Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT
 
Behlmer, Stephen D MD - Associated Dermatology
(406) 442-3534
50 S Last Chance Gulch # 3
Helena, 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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