Bariatric surgery in Caldwell, Idaho
The weight management center at West Valley Medical Center offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss in Caldwell, Idaho. Our weight loss team focuses on identifying the best weight management solution for every program participant—from proper nutrition and fitness, to surgical weight loss options. Regardless of the best path to weight loss for you, we will be with you every step of the way.
To register for a weight loss support group or to schedule a weight loss consultation, please call (208) 455-3842.
Every person's weight loss journey is different due to his or her personal lifestyle and other contributing factors. Therefore, physicians recommend a multifaceted, personalized program. Multiple studies have consistently shown that people who take this approach to weight loss lose more weight and keep it off.
Canyon County residents can achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle at West Valley Medical Center, where a multidisciplinary team of physicians, bariatric surgeons, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists provide weight loss expertise.
We offer individualized support while you are considering weight loss surgery and after you undergo surgery, with post-surgical follow-up visits every three weeks through program completion.
Weight loss surgery options
Our board-certified bariatric surgeons in Caldwell, Idaho specialize in various types of weight loss surgery. We help you understand each option so that you can make the best decision for your weight loss goals.
We offer the following bariatric surgery options:
Gastric banding is a surgical weight loss procedure in which the Lap-Band® is placed around the top part of the stomach and tightened so the stomach’s capacity is significantly reduced. This procedure can be reversed, and the band is adjustable to improve weight loss and minimize side effects.
The duodenal switch procedure makes the stomach smaller to reduce food intake and calories. The top part of the small intestine is rerouted to connect to the lowest part, bypassing a large section of intestine.
Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)
The Roux-en-Y procedure, or gastric bypass, creates a smaller stomach and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. This procedure lets the patient feel full and satisfied with less food, which reduces calorie absorption.
Weight loss support groups
Your comprehensive weight loss journey at West Valley Medical Center begins with an invitation to attend our free, one-hour weight loss support group. This support group meets monthly and guides, supports and motivates participants to success, and the group is available to you throughout your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Each meeting begins with a brief topic-specific presentation. Examples include:
- Goal setting
- The importance of physical activity
- Nutrition information
The remainder of the session is spent in group discussion, which gives participants a chance to share their experiences and have their questions answered.
Registration is required for the support group. To reserve your spot in the next meeting, please call (208) 455-3842.