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Weight Loss Surgery Ponca City OK

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Ponca City. 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.

Facial Surgery Center Bowman
(580) 762-6642
1700 N 5th St
Ponca City, OK
 
Hill Gary C MD
(580) 765-2300
1908 North 14th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Christian A El Amm
(405) 271-4864
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Laurie Ann Duckett
(918) 749-1789
2121 S Columbia Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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James B Lowe
(405) 749-4227
4200 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Hill, Gary C MD - Hill Gary C MD
(580) 765-2300
1908 N 14th St # 203
Ponca City, OK
 
Robin C. Hardiman
(918) 294-0018
8803 S. 101st E Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Dr.Garland Porterfield
(405) 848-9700
3727 NW 63rd St # 200
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Justin Michael Jones
(405) 848-3459
6305 Waterford Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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David William Foerster
(405) 848-3459
6305 Waterford Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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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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