The Utah Valley Surgical Weight Loss Program is a comprehensive, long-term solution to morbid obesity and its effects. Along with surgery, the program provides nutritional and fitness guidance, continued follow up and a monthly support group to help you achieve your goals.

If you're looking to improve your lifestyle and health, surgical weight loss may be a solution. For more information, please attend a free weight loss seminar.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

We offer three different weight loss procedures: lap band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. Each surgery is different and there are pros and cons to each.

Lap Band

  • Adjustable
  • Least invasive option
  • Reversible (weight loss would also be reversed)
  • Same-day surgery
  • Slower weight loss
  • Frequent follow up needed
  • 10% risk of band dysfunction
  • Band complications (slips, erosion, infections, etc.)

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Most done via laprascope
  • Less follow up than band
  • No foreign body
  • Rerouting bowel is required by cutting and stapling
  • More operative complications than band
  • Not adjustable
  • Technically more complex to perform
  • Difficult to reverse

Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • No intestinal rerouting
  • Relatively new procedure
  • May have staple line leaks or other immediate complications
  • No dumping syndrome
  • Not adjustable /permanent change
  • Not reversible
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Who Qualifies

We offer lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass for patients who are more than 100 pounds overweight and have failed medically-managed weight loss programs.

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Weight Loss Seminar

Register for a free surgical weight loss seminar to learn about weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) and the benefits and risks involved.

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Patient Testimonials

View patient testimonial of Utah Valley Hospital patients who underwent weight loss surgery and improved their quality of life.

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FAQs

Find the answers to some commonly asked Weight Loss Surgery questions at Utah Valley Hospital, including what does weight loss surgery cost and am I eligible for weight loss surgery?