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Surgical Weight Loss

After the first baby, the weight stays. Then more comes with the next baby. For years, she just bought bigger clothes. But one day Kristie was afraid to get on the floor with her daughter because she was scared she couldn’t get up again. That’s the day she decided to do something. Weight loss surgery helped her lose 121 pounds in 12 months. Call Rhonda Spykes, RN, CNOR, RNFA, Bariatric Clinical Coordinator, at 432-582-8704 to learn more and find out about a free seminar.

FREE Seminars

Dr. Subhash Nagalla, Fellowship Trained Bariatric Surgeon, and the Surgical Weight Loss Team, will be hosting a free seminar on the second Tuesday of each month in the East Campus Auditorium from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Call Rhonda Spykes, RN, CNOR, RNFA, Bariatric Clinical Coordinator, at 432-582-8704 to RSVP and confirm date and time of seminar.
*Dates are subject to change*

Support Group Meetings

Free and open to the public. Our Surgical Weight Loss Program Support Groups are not just for the post-operative patient. They are also open to those considering surgical weight loss. The support group meetings are a great place to come and talk with others who have successfully had bariatric surgery at ORMC. The meetings are very informal yet, informative. We cook, eat, discuss nutrition and supplements, and everyone is willing to share thoughts and answer questions about their surgical weight loss experience.

Support Group Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the East Campus Auditorium from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Your Steps – Our Support

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at Odessa Regional Medical Center helps patients lose weight and keep it off. We go far beyond the surgery by providing a life-changing program that includes nutritional, physical activity and emotional guidance, as well as support groups.

Our experienced, board-certified surgeon specializes in the surgical treatment of clinically obese patients. We offer the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Our program will provide to you a multidisciplinary team that will help in maximizing your results. This team includes a surgeon, a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a psychologist, an exercise program coordinator and an insurance specialist. By choosing to have surgery at the Surgical Weight Loss Center at ORMC, you are selecting a program that is specifically tailored to meet your individual needs. We believe in educating patients to make the lifestyle changes required for successful weight loss and we are committed to providing the support needed to lose the weight and keep it off.

If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, a BMI of at least 35 with existing comorbidities, or are facing other health risks due to obesity call 432-582-8704 for information on attending a free seminar with our staff.



Am I Obese?

Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Below are questions you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.

  • Are you more than 100 lbs. over your ideal weight?
  • Do you have a Body Mass Index of over 40?
  • Do you have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing negative health effects such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight?
  • Are you unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically supervised dieting?

What is Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Your BMI or Body Mass Index is a mathematical formula that is determined by using your height and weight. BMI does not actually measure body fat, but generally correlates well with the degree of obesity. For individuals with a combination of obesity and comorbidities (such as cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, or other conditions) the health risk is greatly increased.

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