The MVH Weight Loss Surgery Center in Dayton is certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. This distinction is given by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Review Corporation as the "gold standard" quality in weight loss surgery. This is a weight loss surgery patient's assurance of quality surgery and treatment. The Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Weight Loss Surgery Center in Dayton was founded in 2006.
The MVH Weight Loss Surgery Center Team performs all types of open and laparoscopic weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The center has 14 private rooms dedicated for weight loss surgery patients. The unit is completely designed around the special needs of a weight loss surgery patient, addressing every consideration: wider doorways, larger bathrooms, private rooms, ceiling fans, and a comfortable environment with quality care.
Patients have access to special beds that are designed to be comfortable for patients up to 1,000 pounds. Each bed is equipped with an over-bed patient helper to make it easier for patients to move themselves. As weight loss surgery patients often feel too warm, each room has a ceiling fan.
These rooms are very appealing to both patients and families. Special amenities include computer and Internet access, flat screen TVs, and special recliners for the extra comfort of bariatric patients.. There are 3 types of weight loss surgeries,also known as bariatric surgeries:
Gastric Restrictive: Your stomach is restricted so less food will fit into it
Malabsorptive: Your intestines are rearranged to reduce the amount of food absorbed into the system
Combination: Procedures combining aspects of the two types above
Procedures can be done through traditional open surgery or,in some cases,be performed laparoscopically (through a minimally invasive incision in your skin).
Visit www.mvh.org/weightloss to get more information on these weight loss procedures:
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)