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Weight Loss Surgery Parkersburg WV

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Parkersburg. 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.

Lawrence William Tarrant, MD
(304) 424-4880
600 18th St Ste 310
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Camden-Clark Mem Hosp, Parkersburg, Wv; St Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg, Wv

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Krause, Gregory E MD - Krause Gregory E MD
(304) 424-4150
1905 Ann St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Lawrence Tarrant MD
(304) 424-4880
600 18th Street Suite 310.
Parkersburg, WV
 
Tarrant Plastic Surgery Inc
(304) 424-4880
600 18th St Ste 310
Parkersburg, WV
 
George Strickler & Lazer
(304) 428-3500
418 Grand Park Dr Ste 315
Parkersburg, WV
 
Matthew Brian Yoak, MD
(304) 691-1600
400 Matthew St Ste 203
Marietta, OH
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1995

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Tarrant, Lawrence W MD - Tarrant Plastic Surgery Inc
(304) 424-4880
600 18th St # 310
Parkersburg, WV
 
Lawrence Tarrant
(304) 424-4880
600 18th Street Suite 310
Parkersburg, WV
 
Oral Surgery Assoc
(304) 428-2800
2801 Dudley Ave # C
Parkersburg, WV
 
Azar, Robert W MD - Azar Robert W MD
(304) 295-4400
1801 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
 
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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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