Contact our office to speak directly with a weight-loss specialist at 808-561-5511.
Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect
Schedule a Private Consultation
Your surgical weight-loss process begins when you contact our office staff.
They will first determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, then
review your insurance coverage questions. You can contact us:
· Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
· By phone at 808-561-5511
· Or complete our online registration form
to be contacted by our staff
If our staff determines that you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery, they
will then arrange an appointment with Dr.
Cirangle, and put you in contact with our insurance department if necessary.
You can trust Dr. Cirangle to provide you with truly specialized care. During
your consultation, he will evaluate your specific weight condition, address
any of your concerns, and discuss the different bariatric surgeries, helping
you determine the one that is right for you.
Patient Support Options for Bariatric Surgery
In the weeks before your surgery, we encourage you to learn more about bariatric
surgery for obesity. You may find it helpful to connect with and learn from
others who are anticipating (or have had) bariatric surgery through our Patient
Support Groups. They offer a detailed perspective on surgical weight loss.
Undergoing Your Bariatric Surgery Procedure
We understand the uncertainties that may accompany you to the hospital the
day of your procedure. However, you should take comfort in the fact that Dr.
Cirangle is among the world's most experienced Bariatric Surgeons, and the laparoscopic
surgery technique upon which he relies is the safest and least invasive method
for performing these delicate procedures.
Depending on the specific bariatric surgery you choose, procedures take anywhere
from 45 minutes to four hours. All of our weight loss surgeries are laparoscopic.
This technique requires 4-6 small incisions (1/4 inch) to access the abdominal
cavity. Dr. Cirangle performs the laparoscopic procedures using long, slender
instruments, monitoring their delicate work with the aid of an advanced camera
system that illuminates the abdominal cavity.
Learn more about the laparoscopic technique employed in our bariatric weight-loss
surgeries. At The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM, we perform a complete
range of bariatric surgeries customized to meet your individual weight-loss
* Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
* Duodenal Switch
* Vertical Gastrectomy/Gastroplasty
Recovering from Your Bariatric Surgery
Because the laparoscopic technique is minimally invasive, most bariatric patients
are ready to leave the hospital within a day or two after their operations.
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery with Dr. Cirangle recover faster, with
fewer post-op complications.
Your New Diet After Bariatric Surgery
Adhering to a carefully monitored low-calorie diet is essential to ensuring
your safe recovery and effective weight-loss
results. No matter what procedure you choose, The Surgical Weight Loss Center
of HawaiiSM will help you design a comprehensive, low-calorie meal plan to meet
your changing post-op dietary needs.
Learn more about some of our popular low-calorie weight-loss
Achieving Permanent Weight Loss
The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM understands that the first years
following your bariatric surgery are an important period of adjustment - both
physically and mentally. Successful, permanent weight-loss occurs as a gradual
process, and we will be there to help you along the way. That's why we schedule
routine follow-up appointments to carefully monitor the drastic weight loss
brought on by your new diet.
Contact our office to speak directly
with a weight-loss specialist at 808-561-5511 or toll free at (866) WLS DOCS