Lap Band Surgery at The Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity in Nashville-Davidson, TN
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of adults in Tennessee are obese. The Nashville Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity is combatting the problem with a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss. With success rates of weight lost in the two years following surgery higher than the national average, The Centennial Center is succeeding in helping patients meet their weight loss goals.
If cost of weight loss surgery is a concern for you, the Center provides extensive financing and insurance information. The Centennial Center asks this simple question: “Can I afford not to have surgery?” Most insurance carriers do cover benefits for weight loss surgery, with the following criteria:
- BMI of 40 or greater
- BMI of 35-40 with significant co-morbidity
- Documented dietary attempts ineffective
- Multi-disciplinary team approach
- Life-long medical surveillance
The Centennial Center offers a full range of bariatric surgeries, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (with both the Lap-Band and the Realize band), laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, malabsorptive procedures such as the laparoscopic distal gastric bypass, laparoscopic BPD and Duodenal Switch, and revisional procedures.
The team at the Centennial Center includes Dr. Douglas O. Olsen, one of the first doctors in the nation to perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. He graduated from Rush Medical College and completed his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He currently serves as President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
For more information on the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity in Nashville, TN, please visit their website at cmcwls.com/default/ or call 615-342-1231 to begin your Centennial experience. The Center is located at 220 Murphy Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. Contact a team member via email at CENT.bariatrics@HCAhealthcare.com.