Lap Band Surgery at Weight Loss Surgical Center in Omaha, NE
Weight Loss Surgical Center of Omaha, Nebraska, cites several key benefits for choosing gastric weight-loss surgery. Benefits include:
- Health: Achieving a healthy weight through gastric weight-loss surgery helps with the conditions of sleep apnea, joint pain, acid reflux, high blood pressure, and heart disease, and weight-induced diabetes.
- Self–confidence: Weight Loss Surgical Center cites patients who attest that their new physical image has improved their self-confidence.
- Emotional: Losing weight is not a purely physical phenomenon; with a new image comes encountering different emotional aspects and may involve facing difficult emotions, such as depression or self-doubt. The team at Weight Loss Surgical Center is equipped to help patients navigate the new emotions that weight-loss surgery can bring out. A complete physical and emotional transformation can result.
- Lifestyle:“Losing weight means a new life!” Without the restrictions that being overweight can bring, the world is open. Patients are able to do things that they may never have done before – like riding a bike or walking downtown comfortably.
The center offers adjustable gastric banding or stomach banding as surgical weight-loss options. In the rare event of complications, the center promises to replace a band at no charge to the patient within the first three months following surgery.
Dr. Lawrence Drahota
Dr. Lawrence Drahota, now a private practice surgeon, has practiced advanced laparoscopic surgery since 1987. Dr. Drahota earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and did his internship and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is also certified for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and as an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.
Weight Loss Surgical Center of Omaha is located at 625 N. 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154. To set up an appointment, call 402-201-2920 or fill out their online appointment request form. Visit them online at moreoflife.com.
Lap Band Surgery at Omaha Gastric Bypass in Omaha, NE
Omaha Gastric Bypass in Omaha, NE offers a full continuum of care from the beginning stages of your weight-loss journey through post-operative care. The center offers a dedicated team including nurses, a nurse practitioner, a dietitian, a pharmacist, physician assistants, and administrative staff who care for patients during their weight-loss journeys. Omaha’s program is a Center of Excellence with American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Cigna, and United Health Care. Omaha Gastric Bypass offers Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic vs. Open surgeries.
The center follows a thorough process for ensuring a patient’s success in meeting his or her weight-loss goals. Pre-op evaluations include free monthly seminars, screenings with a dietician, a nurse navigator to assist with meeting insurance criteria, a free six-month diet and exercise program, free InBody assessment, fitness assessments, and physician communication. Care continues post-operatively with life-long follow-up appointments, on-call physician assistant to address any concerns outside of business hours, lab work check, a bariatric dietician, and a free monthly support group.
Dr. Thomas White
Medical director and bariatric surgeon Dr. Thomas White performs the adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and the sleeve gastrectomy at Omaha Gastric Bypass. He was born and raised in Milford, NE, and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
Dr. Michael Hovey
Dr. Hovey graduated from the University of Iowa completed his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. His medical training includes an internship at Creighton University experience in the United States Air Force in Flight Medicine. Dr. Hovey performs the adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and the sleeve gastrectomy.
To learn more about Omaha Gastric Bypass center, schedule a free seminar,call the center at 402-572-3663, or visit them online at www.omahagastricbypass.com. The center has two locations in Omaha: 6901 North 72nd Street, Immanuel One Building, Suite 5500, Omaha, NE 68122, and 17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Suite 411, Omaha, NE 68122.