Weight Loss Surgery

If diet and exercise haven’t provided the results you need, a Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis doctor can determine if you’re a good candidate for surgical weight loss. Obesity can cause problems beyond simply carrying around extra weight. It may lead to a wide range of health conditions — from heart disease and high blood pressure to depression, infertility and joint problems. Surgical weight loss not only helps you lose a significant amount of weight, but it can also help make you significantly healthier, possibly adding years to your life.

How can I assess my weight?

You can use our online tool to

  • Learn your weight category and if you should lose weight
  • Discover if weight-loss surgery may be an option for you
  • Identify your weight-related issues and conditions

Find out your risk by using our online tool

Weight Loss Options

The weight loss program at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis offers surgical options for those struggling to lose weight. We specialize in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and LAP-BAND procedures. We also provide resources and support to help you take control of your obesity and regain your health. Our surgical weight loss procedures are designed for those who are 100 pounds or more overweight and have a body mass index of 40 or higher (or 35 or higher with serious chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea).

The Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Center for Surgical Weight Loss has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS). Our facility is currently the only ASBS designated Center of Excellence in Memphis and only one of four in Tennessee. Our program has also been recognized by UnitedHealth, CIGNA and Blue Cross/Blue Shield for providing excellent weight loss surgery and care.

Take the First Step

If you’d like to learn more about our program, please call us at (901) 881-0602. You can also register for a free surgical weight loss seminar at Saint Francis by calling (901) 765-1849

Register online for upcoming classes, clinics, seminars, webinars, support groups and other events.
The popular Roux-en-Y procedure reduces your stomach to a tiny pouch, assisting weight loss and increasing stamina.
The gastric sleeve procedure removes most of your stomach to help you feel full, manage hormones and control blood sugar.