Because of the health complications linked to it, obesity in Tucson, Arizona and across the country is receiving more attention from health care professionals and others. If your doctor has recommended losing weight for your health but you have been unsuccessful with diet and exercise, obesity help with weight loss surgery may be your best option. Without taking steps to lose weight, you could develop diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension. Use the calculator on the left to see if you might qualify for a type of bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass surgery, Lap Band® surgery, or another, less common procedure like vertical banded gastroplasty or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. After a thorough medical exam, your Tucson, AZ gastric surgeon can determine if a gastric band or gastric bypass will be the best choice.
Having a gastric band procedure in southern Arizona has the advantage of being near a number of hospitals and health care systems including Northwest Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, El Dorado Hospital, and University Medical Center among others.
Located in Pima county under the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson has many activities for visitors to the area. Before your weight loss surgery in Tucson, make time to see some of the tourist attractions. For example, you could visit Kartchner Caverns State Park or Picacho Peak State Park. Saguaro National Park is also located in the area. Other options include the Center for Creative Photography, the International Wildlife Museum, and the Arizona State Museum.