About Our Center
If you’re obese and seeking a way to lose weight and get healthy, you are not alone.
Today, more than one-third of all Americans are overweight, and an estimated 5 to 10 million Americans are morbidly obese, which significantly increases a person’s risk of serious health-related conditions and diseases.
The idea that obesity is just a lack of willpower is not only an over-simplification, but also is unscientific and wrong. Obesity is a disease with many contributing factors including genetics, environment, metabolism and eating disorders. Due to its complexity, overcoming obesity can be difficult.
If you are considering a surgical solution to your weight problems, FMC’s Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Center may be right for you.
Developed under the American Society for Bariatric Surgery guidelines, our program offers extensive expertise and support to help each patient achieve his or her goals.
FMC’s Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Center is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Another distinguishing feature of our program is that our surgeons routinely use the advanced technology provided by the da Vinci Surgical Robot.
We strive to help each and evey patient live a happier and healthier life.
Flagstaff Medical Center's Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Center includes:
- Informational sessions for those interested in surgery
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure
- Laparoscopic banding procedure
- Laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure
- Weight management programs that help patients with nutrition, diet and exercise
- Psychological counseling
- Support groups
- da Vinci Surgical Robot
FMC is the only Arizona hospital north of Phoenix offering weight-loss surgery. Patients must meet certain criteria to be considered candidates for the surgical procedures.
For more information, please call 800 308-1367 or 928 214-3737.