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The Truth is, Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life . Ranjan Sudan, M.D. – Medical Director Alene Wright, M.D. R. Armour Forse, M.D. Multidisciplinary Team. Surgeons Medical Physicians Nurses Registered Dietitian Program Manager Insurance Specialist Physical Therapists Psychologists.

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the truth is weight loss surgery can change your life

The Truth is, Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life

Ranjan Sudan, M.D. – Medical Director

Alene Wright, M.D.

R. Armour Forse, M.D.

multidisciplinary team
Multidisciplinary Team

Surgeons

Medical Physicians

Nurses

Registered Dietitian

Program Manager

Insurance Specialist

Physical Therapists

Psychologists

program highlights
Program Highlights
  • Offer three different options
  • Offer laparoscopic and open approaches
  • Individualize options
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Life-long follow up
  • Support groups
  • Leaders in robotic surgery
  • Intense level of care
what is morbid obesity
What is Morbid Obesity?
  • More than 100 pounds over ideal weight
  • Severely affects health and increases risk of dying prematurely
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40Kg/M2 or more
indications for surgery
Indications for Surgery
  • A BMI of 40 or more
  • A BMI of 35 or more if serious medical issues are present
  • Benefits of surgery outweigh risks
  • At least one well documented attempt to lose weight by medical means
types of obesity surgery
Types of Obesity Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive
    • Lap band
  • Combined mode of action
    • Roux en Y Bypass
    • BPD/DS
results
Results
  • Lap Band
    • Average of 30-40% of excess body weight lost
  • Gastric Bypass
    • Average of 55% - 65% of the excess weight lost and maintained
  • B.P.D. with Duodenal Switch
    • Average of 75% of excess weight lost and maintained
results continued
Results (Continued)
  • Diabetes Type 2
    • Virtually 100% cured
  • Hypertension
    • Most cured or improved
  • Many medical conditions resolved
  • Sense of well being improved
  • Depression improved in most cases
creighton weight management program

Creighton Weight Management Program

Birgit Khandalavala, M.D.

Medical Director

Shelly Oestmann, R.D., L.M.N.T.

Nutritionist

our mission
Our Mission

To improve the quality of life through lifestyle changes lifelong

our focus
Our Focus
  • To maintain weight loss with the use of lifestyle tools
    • Behavior Modification
    • Nutrition
    • Activity/Exercise
5 step program
5 Step Program
  • Outreach
  • Group Sessions
  • Medical/Medication
  • Very Low Calorie Diet
  • Surgery
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Lifestyle TOOLS

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