Surgical Weight Loss
Weight loss surgery—also known as bariatric surgery—makes surgical changes to your stomach and/or digestive system. These changes limit how much food you can eat and how many nutrients you absorb, leading to weight loss.
By making these changes, weight loss surgery may also reset your body’s “set point,” or weight regulation system, by affecting hormonal signals, resulting in decreased appetite, increased feelings of fullness, increased metabolism, and healthier food preferences.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery defines obesity as a disease in which fat has accumulated to the extent that health is impaired.
Obesity can lead to many health-related issues. It is a major cause of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other serious health problems.The good news is that obesity can be treated. If you are having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off, you may need more than diet and exercise.
Dr. Sarah Pergande specializes in general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, bariatrics and cosmetic body contouring.
The team also includes a physician assistant, registered nurse, registered dietitian nutritionist and health and fitness coordinator.
You will need to contact your health insurance company to determine if they cover bariatric surgery. Be sure to get that coverage in writing.
Call RAMC's Specialty Group to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pergande. 608-768-3900
You'll discuss your weight loss options, procedures, nutrition, vitamins and supplements, and get your questions answered.
Call RAMC's Specialty Group to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pergande: 608-768-3900
You'll discuss your weight loss options, procedures, nutrition, vitamins and supplements, and get answers to your questions.