Weight Loss Surgery

INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center in Oklahoma City offers multiple options to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Once other weight loss options have been exhausted, surgical procedures like the following can be considered.

Patients at our Oklahoma City weight loss clinic undergo preoperative testing, evaluation and utilization of an Oklahoma City weight loss support group to assess whether this surgical intervention is the right choice for them.

Getting Started

  • Attend a free weight loss seminar.
  • Contact your insurance provider regarding bariatric benefits.
  • If your insurance covers surgical weight loss, below are some testing and documents that you could get started on.
    • Chest X-ray
    • Labs (CMP, CBC, Iron and TIBC, TSH, Fasting Lipid Panel, A1C, Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy, Vitamin B12/folate, Vitamin B1)
    • EKG
    • PFT (All Medicare patients and previous smokers)
    • Primary Care Physicians Letter (sample letter PDF: http://integrisok.com/upload/docs/WeightLoss/2014PCPSupport.pdf
    • Attend INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center Support Group
  • Discuss your decision with your family physician. Your primary care physician's support is important.

Procedures Offered

  • Gastric Bypass - In this surgical weight loss procedure, stapling creates a small (15 to 20cc) stomach pouch. The remainder of the stomach is not removed, but is completely stapled shut and divided from the stomach pouch. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the jejunum, thus bypassing calorie absorption.
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Several studies have shown that this surgical weight loss procedure can be performed with less perioperative mortality than a gastric bypass procedure. The weight loss from a vertical sleeve gastrectomy is felt to be more significant than with an adjustable band initially but somewhat less dramatic than with a gastric bypass.

We are currently NOT offering any revisional bariatric procedures. This includes any patients that have previously undergone lap gastric bypass, lap band, or vertical banded gastroplasty and are now seeking revision to another procedure.

If you're considering bariatric surgery in Oklahoma City we believe that the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center provides the most comprehensive, responsible and sustainable weight loss program in Oklahoma. Through weight loss support groups, free weight loss seminars, and our bariatric surgery procedures, INTEGRIS offers a comprehensive solution to morbid obesity - an Oklahoma epidemic.