Kansas City Weightloss Surgery

19101 E Valley View Parkway, Suite B
Independence, MO 64055

Tel: 816-254-9292 • Fax: 816-795-8996

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Kansas City Weightloss Surgery

At the United Bariatric Center of Kansas City we want to send you a message of hope. Severe obesity takes away an individual’s quality of life and health that they deserve. We have experience and skilled expertise in the treatment of obesity and offer the entire spectrum of surgical weight loss procedures. Led by Dr Sigi Joseph, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeon, a patient-centric team of professionals will help you with your journey in starting a new life. We believe in giving our patients a full and comprehensive weight loss program and are committed to being your life long partner in your battle against obesity. In addition to weight loss surgery, we also offer the entire spectrum of advanced laparoscopic and Robotic general surgical procedures.


Dr. Sigi Joseph

SAGES ASMBS College of Surgeons

Dr. Sigi Joseph is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his surgical residency from University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) and thereafter completed fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr. Joseph served at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia, Missouri, from July 2012 to June 2015 where he had established a Surgical Weight Loss (Bariatric) program. Dr. Joseph completed MRCS General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is a graduate from St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India, where he also completed MS General Surgery. Dr. Joseph moved to United Surgical Associates in Aug 2015, and in affiliation with Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, established a Bariatric surgery program.

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United Bariatric Center
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
Orbera Stomach Balloon
Am I a Weight Loss Surgery Candidate?
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United Bariatric Center
At United Bariatric Center, our program is carefully structured to support you through every step of your weight loss journey and beyond. Our program is affiliated with Centerpoint Hospital and our staff of professionals is here for you. We are committed to helping you to be successful in achieving your weight loss goals. United Bariatric Center is a division of United Surgical Associates, Independence, Missouri.
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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass — often called gastric bypass — is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. There are two components to the procedure. First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will eventually mix with the food.
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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy — often called the sleeve — is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. This procedure works by several mechanisms. First, the new stomach pouch holds a considerably smaller volume than the normal stomach and helps to significantly reduce the amount of food (and thus calories) that can be consumed. The greater impact, however, seems to be the effect the surgery has on gut hormones that impact a number of factors including hunger, satiety, and blood sugar control.
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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch – abbreviated as BPD/DS – is a procedure with two components. First, a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed. The duodenum, or the first portion of the small intestine, is divided just past the outlet of the stomach. A segment of the distal (last portion) small intestine is then brought up and connected to the outlet of the newly created stomach, so that when the patient eats, the food goes through a newly created tubular stomach pouch and empties directly into the last segment of the small intestine. Roughly three-fourths of the small intestine is bypassed by the food stream.
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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
The Adjustable Gastric Band – often called the band – involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, and the rest of the stomach below the band. The common explanation of how this device works is that with the smaller stomach pouch, eating just a small amount of food will satisfy hunger and promote the feeling of fullness. The feeling of fullness depends upon the size of the opening between the pouch and the remainder of the stomach created by the gastric band. The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted by filling the band with sterile saline, which is injected through a port placed under the skin.
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Orbera Stomach Balloon
ORBERA™ combines a clinically tested and proven medical device, with your own customized plan and support team, to effectively manage weight loss. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. A team of support experts will then help guide you through a diet and exercise program. At six months, the balloon is removed and your support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices. They will help you retrain your appetite, adopt new nutritional habits, and establish a reasonable exercise routine that will be essential to your long-term success.
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Am I a Weight Loss Surgery Candidate?
Knowing your weight loss surgery options is important. There is not a single solution, but rather a combination of methods to treat obesity. These “tools” are part of a comprehensive approach to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, while improving your health. The right combination of tools and lifestyle changes are essential to a successful obesity treatment plan.
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How Much Does it Cost?
United Bariatric Center of Kansas City believes in giving our patients a full and comprehensive weight loss program. We are committed to being your life-long partner in your battle against obesity. Our self-pay flat rates are available by clicking the Learn More button below. Rates are due prior to surgery. When working with finance companies, individual loan needs may vary. We accept the following Insurances: AETNA, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana and United Healthcare.
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What is my BMI?
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and is calculated by taking into consideration an individual’s weight AND height. It is a measurement of a person’s weight relative to their height. Because of differences in size and body composition, using only someone’s weight is not the most accurate way to determine whether they need weight loss surgery. Someone who is taller would typically be expected to weigh more than someone who is shorter. That is why the BMI gives a better idea of whether someone’s weight is healthy, or if it puts them at risk for all of the diseases associated with obesity, making them a potential candidate for weight loss surgery.
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Insurance

Insurance

Insurances We Accept:
AETNA
Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Coventry
Humana
United Healthcare
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Life After Bariatric

Life After Bariatric

Bariatric surgery is a major event in a patient’s weight-loss journey, but the event is best seen as a new beginning.
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Meet Our Medical Team

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Medical Team

We are led by a highly trained Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sigi Joseph who is available at all times.
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