Welcome to Obesity-Surgery.net (also known as DrJohnWBaker.com and elapband.com). Are you more than one hundred pounds over your ideal body weight and ready to make some life-long changes in order to achieve and maintain a successful weight loss? Are you ready to be absolutely honest with yourself and to make some big changes?
If so, we think we can help you as we have helped thousands of other patients to achieve successful weight loss with bariatric surgery.
If you have been significantly overweight for very long, I am sure you already know that the key is not in the losing of the weight, but in the maintaining of the weight loss.
Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity is a starting point. It will not miraculously change those factors which have contributed to obesity. Long term success will require change. The hardest aspect of bariatric surgery is not the surgery itself. The most difficult challenge is making the dietary and behavior modifications necessary for a lifetime of change.
We are here to help you help yourself. We utilize criteria established by the National Institutes of Health (1991) and ASBS Consensus Conference (2004) in determining who is a candidate for this type of surgery. We offer Roux En Y Gastric Bypass, both laparoscopic and open, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
If you are interested in finding out more about weight loss surgery, please link into our online patient registration via the Patient Portal and complete the registration pages. But first, we highly recommend printing the attached list of Questions to ask your Insurance to verify that you have bariatric coverage. Once you have verified coverage, click on the New Patient Application button above to start your patient profile with us. We have also included links to related sites, and an Obesity Surgery FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.
If you have a direct question for Dr. Baker or if you have feedback about this web site, you can contact him here, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.