Lose Weight, Gain a Healthier Life

Many people who are seriously overweight have tried different diets, medications and professional weight-loss services for years without long-term success. Fortunately weight-loss, or bariatric, surgery, from The Surgical Weight Control Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center can help those struggling with obesity get the long-term weight loss they need and lead a longer and healthier life.

The Surgical Weight Control CenterThe Center has been designated as a fully accredited Bariatric Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The bariatric team at Desert Springs Hospital offers support through the entire weight-loss surgery process, from pre-op education to post-op support.

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Learn more about Weight-Loss Surgery at the Surgical Weight Control Center. 

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Patient Success Stories

Hear from patients who have had success with weight-loss surgery at the Surgical Weight Control Center. 

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Meet Our Surgeons

Get to know the surgeons who perform weight-loss surgery at The Surgical Weight Control Center.

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What is The Surgical Weight Control Center?

About Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery helps people lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach or bypassing part of the patient's intestines. After surgery, patients eat less food to feel full and satisfied.

There is more to weight-loss surgery than the procedure itself. To be successful, patients must make major changes in their lifestyle and eating habits, including:

  • Restricting the amount and types of food they eat
  • Avoiding drinking liquids with meals
  • Exercising regularly
  • Taking vitamin and mineral supplements

What Are My Weight-Loss Options?

Learn more about the available surgical options from The Surgical Weight Control Center at Desert Springs Hospital.

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Getting Started

For additional information about weight-loss surgery, read some commonly asked questions. You can also contact The Surgical Weight Control Center at Desert Springs Hospital by sending an email or calling 702-369-7618.

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?

Weight-loss surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are between 18 and 65 years of age
  • You are at least 80 pounds overweight, depending on other health conditions
  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than 35
  • You have tried other weight-loss methods without success
  • You are medically stable and physically able to withstand surgery
  • You pass a psychological screening test that helps ensure you are able to comply with post-surgical behavior modifications
  • You complete all required pre-operative testing

Questions? Chat with our Patient Coordinator.

Attend a Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Attend a seminar, hosted by one of our surgeons, to learn more about the latest surgical options available to you.

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Weight-Loss Journey Tips

Get tips from Marc R. Leduc, MD, in this video series.

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Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

If you need a referral to a weight-loss surgeon or other physician at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-702-388-4888