Fouad Hachem, MD, FACS
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Innovative Weight Loss Solutions
Innovative Weight Loss Solutions (IWLS) at Geary Community Hospital offers a comprehensive surgical weight loss program designed to guide you through your weight loss journey.
Morbid obesity is not a cosmetic problem. Medical science has clearly established that it is a critical health issue with statistics demonstrating that life expectancies are dramatically shorter for people who are severely overweight. Health conditions related to obesity can be deadly, and controlling severe obesity can be a matter of life or death.
IWLS is committed to the care of severely obese patients who have struggled to lose weight and keep it off through conventional methods. Our experienced surgeons offer three different surgical options, including the LAP-BAND®, open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Our providers are also TRICARE preferred.
The LAP-BAND is a restrictive procedure where an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach creating a small pouch and restricting the amount of food that can be eaten. The band also controls the size of the opening to the remaining portion of the stomach, thus controlling the rate at which food flows from the pouch to the stomach, allowing the sensation of fullness sooner and longer.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
The laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is a restrictive procedure where a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is made into the shape of a narrow tube or banana, and approximately 60 to 80% of the stomach is removed. The procedure works by not only reducing the size of the stomach but also removing the fundus, the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is a combination restrictive and malabsorptive procedure where a small pouch is created in the top portion of the stomach through several small incisions using long instruments and a small video camera. The remaining stomach is severed from the pouch, and the intestine is rerouted to the new, small pouch, bypassing a portion of the intestine that absorbs nutrients and calories.
Call today 877-565-6422 and start your journey with Innovative Weight Loss Solutions!
As a busy mom of 8 children 5 years ago, to say that I was miserable was a huge understatement! I was a therapeutic foster parent to five children and had three daughters of my own. I could barely keep up. Everything in my life suffered due to my obesity. I had difficulty moving, never climbed the stairs, had joint pain, was borderline diabetic and required an inhaler. Food was definitely my comfort and the easiest thing in my life was eating and consuming two liters of soda every single day!
Five years out of surgery, I have to say that this was the single best thing I have ever done for myself! ... At my largest I weighed 325 lbs and lost a total of 175 lbs.
I am ecstatic to be alive, healthy and so very thankful for the GCH staff for this life changing and saving opportunity!-Niki O., Salina, KS
- Comprehensive surgical weight loss programs.
- State-of-the-art facilities, skilled surgeons, as well as excellent dietary and moral support that you need for long-term weight loss success.
- FREE monthly support group meetings.
- Buddy program available to find out about other success stories.
- Walk-ins welcome!
Some of our most asked about procedures: Lapband (Laparoscopic Gastric Banding), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Areas Served: Manhattan, Salina, Topeka, Wichita, Hutchinson, Emporia, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lawrence, Kansas City