Surgical Weight Loss
We understand your struggle with weight loss and obesity. A decision on whether to have weight loss surgery or address it through a medical weight loss approach is one in which professionals should be consulted. United Regional Solutions employs the latest advancements in scientific weight loss approaches – both surgical and non-surgical – that give our patients the best chance to achieve the long-term, permanent results they are searching for.
Our Wichita Falls office is a recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery and serves Wichita Falls and the surrounding area.
Accredited Bariatric Center
United Regional Solutions includes monthly support group meetings and a bariatric program coordinator to assist with the daily challenges of this lifestyle change. United Regional is an accredited Bariatric Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) through their combined national bariatric surgery accreditation program, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
United Regional offers a specialized bariatric unit for surgical patients with staff dedicated to the care of the bariatric patient. Click here to learn more about our bariatric services health team.
Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery
In 1991, a National Institute of Health Consensus Conference stated that “only surgery has proven effective over the long term for most patients with clinically severe obesity.”
In the time since that report was issued, surgical weight loss has made tremendous advancements that have decreased recovery time and lowered the overall risk to those undergoing surgery. Both of these developments have helped countless patients feel more comfortable and confident with the procedures.
Surgery for clinically severe obesity has been endorsed by several leading medical organizations:
- The National Institutes of Health
- The American Medical Association
- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- American Association of Family Practitioners
Factors associated with laparoscopic weight loss surgery
- Less post-op pain and patients are typically mobile much earlier than with open surgery
- Significantly reduced incidence of wound complications
- Minimal hospitalization of 1-2 days
- Patients typically return to work in 1-2 weeks
If you are considering any weight loss surgical procedure, call United Regional Solutions at (940) 764-5400 for more information and consultation.