Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dr. Sarker discusses the lifelong commitment of weight-loss surgery

Dr. Sharfi Sarker, a Loyola surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery, talks about weight-loss surgery. These operations often can be done with a minimally invasive approach.

In the video, she talks about how weight-loss surgery is a lifelong commitment and patients must be sure to follow their doctors' instructions afterward. Physicians will always first guide patients toward nonsurgical weight loss, such as dieting, exercise and lifestyle changes. She also talks about how important patient follow-up is for successful weight loss. Even after you lose weight, it is important to develop good exercise and diet habits to keepthe weight from returning.

For more information on the Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care, please call (800) 355-0416. You can learn more by enrolling in one of our free informational seminars.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.