With minimally invasive weight loss surgery in Asheville, North Carolina, you can beat obesity.
Struggling with obesity and attempting diet after diet without success can become the focus of your life. And when nothing seems to work, it’s understandable to feel like there’s no hope. But there is a solution for you, and the rest of the Asheville and Hendersonville areas. The minimally invasive weight loss (bariatric) surgeries we offer at Surgical Specialists of Carolina have a proven record of beating obesity once and for all. And better yet, they’re typically covered by insurance.
Bariatric surgery effectively fights obesity and helps resolve many other life-threatening conditions.
Those with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above often have a strong genetic predisposition to obesity, which makes weight loss extremely difficult. In essence, many people who struggle with obesity have bodies that are abnormally good at storing excess energy as fat. And surgical intervention is one of the few effective treatment methods available. It’s important to promptly address your obesity, as there are many serious conditions that often accompany it (called “comorbidities”), which can be often be resolved through weight loss:
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Venous stasis disease
- Wound complications
Trust our minimally invasive bariatric surgeon to give you long-lasting weight loss results.
To help beat your obesity, and to relieve or cure your comorbidities, we at Surgical Specialists of Carolina offer multiple highly effective, minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Dr. Jerimiah Mason has performed hundreds of these surgeries, and he will exercise the same compassion and attention to detail with you as he would a member of his own family. That’s because at Surgical Specialists of Carolina, our patients are our family. Here are just a few of the benefits of our minimally invasive approach:
- Small incisions
- No long scars
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter recovery time
- Much less blood loss
- Significantly reduced pain
Gastric bypass: a tried and true procedure to end your obesity quickly.
The “gold standard” of weight loss procedures, gastric bypass involves two main components: reducing the size of your stomach and rerouting your small intestine. This creates a double effect where you’ll feel full after eating less food and also absorb fewer calories, leading to rapid weight loss. On average, those who have gastric bypass maintain a 60% reduction in their excess body weight after 5 years.
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Gastric sleeve: a new, simple and exciting surgery for steady weight loss.
A newer procedure than gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve technique (also called a “sleeve gastrectomy”) has rapidly become the most common weight loss procedure performed in the United States. Unlike gastric bypass, which involves rerouting your small intestine, the gastric sleeve only works by reducing the size of your stomach. Almost without exception, this results in long-lasting, steady weight loss.
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Each weight loss procedure has its own specific benefits. Dr. Mason will go over your options in detail and help you make the choice that suits your individual needs.
For more information about our weight loss procedures, or to schedule an appointment, call 828-585-2575. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.