Our mission at Saint Francis Hospital is to offer the most advanced medical interventions in a compassionate environment. Saint Francis Hospital was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in January 2007.
Bariatric Surgery is recognized by the National Institute of Health as an effective alternative for severe obesity and life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension and coronary artery disease. While complications are possible with any surgery, the rate of complications at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence is extremely low, less than one percent.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, consider the bariatric team at Saint Francis, surgeons Gail M. Wynn, MD, FACS, Isaias Irgau, MD, FACS, FRCS (Ed) and Michael Peters, Jr., MD, FACS. Drs. Wynn, Irgau and Peters are highly experienced bariatric surgeons that are experts in evaluating and guiding you through every stage in the process. They have performed more than 1,000 bariatric procedures at Saint Francis Hospital.
For information about our bariatric surgical team visit their website at www.chrias.com.
Weight-loss surgery is not a quick fix. Rather, it is a journey requiring a serious commitment to changing lives. Our Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Team is committed to providing you with the education and tools to help you prepare for a successful and life-altering journey. Meet our Bariatric Surgery team.