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Programs and services : Weight-Loss Surgery
Sanford Weight-Loss Surgery
Severe obesity can result in in many health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, elevated cholesterol, heart disease, joint disease and more. If you are 100 pounds or more overweight (Body Mass Index- BMI of 40 or more) or have a BMI of 35 or more with severe health issues, weight loss surgery may be right for you. Most people can lose weight with diet and exercise, but most patients will regain the weight loss within 2 years.
Weight loss surgery will provide you with the tools to obtain significant weight loss, which can last for a lifetime. Most patients lose 60-80 percent of their excess weight in the first year after surgery. With your efforts and the support we provide after surgery, keeping most of this weight off long term is a reachable goal.
Sanford Health’s comprehensive weight loss surgery program will provide you with the surgical expertise, nutritional counseling, supportive staff, welcoming environment and long term follow up that will help you achieve the best results with surgery. All procedures are done with minimally invasive surgery which allows more rapid recovery. We offer the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and Lap Band procedures .
To learn more about our program and the services we offer, watch our online seminar or call
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (MBSAQIP)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, together with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, has designated certain facilities that meet stringent quality criteria, as established by medical experts and organizations, as Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery provide a full range of Bariatric surgical care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, follow-up and patient education. Institutions that are part of the program measures of structure, process and outcomes of care, and are subject to periodic reevaluation. For a Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program description or summary of the program requirements, go to www.bcbs.com/why-bcbs/blue-distinction/.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means that these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading medical societies' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at these or any other facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.