Cottage Center for Weight-Loss Surgery
If you struggle to lose weight using conventional methods such as dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, and/or medication, weight loss/bariatric surgery may be the answer. We offer a comprehensive program featuring several safe and highly effective weight loss surgery options including Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND surgery. Our bariatric surgeons are committed to providing the most effective treatments available.
Bariatric surgery represents a life-changing decision and our team at the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery will be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized care and attention you deserve. We want you to be as prepared and comfortable as possible for your surgery - and your new life.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery alters the digestive process or reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold. Two of the bariatric options available today include:
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery combines stomach restriction with a partial bypass of the small intestine. This operation creates a direct connection from the stomach to the lower segment of the small intestine, bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients.
LAP-BAND Surgery is an adjustable balloon that is surgically placed around the top of the stomach that essentially functions like an hour glass. The band can be adjusted in the office to control the rate at which food empties, providing a feeling of satisfaction after a small meal and affecting hormones that regulate hunger.
To find out if bariatric surgery is the right option for you or a loved one, attend one of our free weight-loss seminars, which are held regularly in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria and Oxnard and Pismo Beach.
Healthy Balance Weight-Management Clinic
Healthy Balance is a comprehensive weight-loss program for people who are ready to make significant lifestyle changes. The eight-week program is based on nutrition and exercise with individual attention and small-group participation.
- Comprehensive fitness and lifestyle assessments
- Professional instruction in nutrition and fitness
- Supervised, on-site exercise sessions
- Custom meal planning and metabolic monitoring
- Individual consultations
- Printed resource materials
- Follow-up support