Bariatric Services

If someone you love is obese, you know how damaging it can be. Excess weight impacts your heath, self-esteem and relationships. People with obesity are also at greater risk for health problems.

Weight Loss Surgery in Odessa, Texas

If you are considering weight loss surgery, you’ll want to educate yourself on these life-changing procedures. We’re here to answer all your questions and to determine whether you’re a candidate for surgery. Call (432) 640-3555 to reach our office staff who can answer any questions you may have.

We also have a regular info session where you can learn more about the different procedures and talk to a doctor—all at no cost or obligation to you. Click HERE to see the schedule for these lecture sessions.

Health Problems

Being overweight and obese can lead to devastating social, psychological and physical problems for a person.
These problems may include:

  • GERD
  • Type II diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Breathing problems
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • High blood pressure
  • Gynecological problems in women

When diet and exercise alone aren’t working, Medical Center Hospital Bariatric Clinic offers surgical options, including the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedure.

These surgeries are successful when combined with an overall lifestyle change. We take the time to help prepare you to ensure your success.

Obesity By Body Mass Index (BMI) – Healthcare professionals commonly use the BMI as a way of helping to determine obesity. BMI is a number calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by his or her height in square meters. Although a patient’s BMI cannot be used to determine actual percentage of body fat or overall health condition, it is a means of categorizing weight in terms of nationally recognized standards. These standards are based on the probability of whether or not a person will be healthy or unhealthy as they age. Typically, patients considered for weight loss surgery are in the morbidly or super obese categories.

Body Mass Index Standards
• BMI 18.5 to 24.9 Healthy
• BMI 25-29.9 Overweight
• BMI 30-39.9 Obese
• BMI 40-49.9 Morbidly Obese
• BMI 50 or higher Super Obese

BMI is only one of many factors the team at Medical Center Hospital Bariatric Clinic considers in determining whether or not a patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery.