Surgical Weight Management
At NorthStar, we understand the challenge of weight loss and our team of bariatric specialists is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals. We realize not all patients benefit from medical weight loss and management program, and we are proud to offer several weight loss surgery tools to assist our patients in reaching their weight loss goal.
We offer several weight loss surgery options which include; Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Lap Band and Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve).
We also offer laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery including Lap Band to Gastric Bypass and laparoscopic revision of previous open VBG and Duodenal Switch procedures. We work together with the team at Virginia Mason to provide the most comprehensive weight loss surgery program in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Our program is based the following facts:
Weight loss improves the long-term health of people who meet the criteria for surgery established by the NIH.
Weight loss surgery, including the Lap Band, Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), is an effective tool for long-term, sustained weight loss.
Weight loss surgery should improve your health and quality of life through long term weight loss.
Optimal weight loss, physical health, and emotional health are best achieved through appropriate weight loss surgery performed well, combined with adequate pre-operative preparation and post-operative follow-up from a doctor.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery is a dramatically effective tool for weight loss in the majority of patients, and it takes great courage to embark on a journey of this magnitude.
“The road I was heading down was going to lead to diabetes – my dad and grandpa both had it and both of them are gone now. I wanted to be there longer for my kids, to be able to walk my daughter down the aisle. I decided to have bariatric surgery through NorthStar. I’ve dropped about 30lbs. this month. The staff has been really supportive all the way through. Always a smile, always supportive, encouraging and very informative.”