Benefits

Gundersen Health System's bariatric surgery team knows it's the things most of us take for granted that count the most. Our patients want to be there to watch their kids grow up... Take a walk with their family... Live life to the fullest. The Bariatric Surgery team has already helped more than 1,000 people achieve goals, just like these...

Many patients see improvement or resolution in conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, urinary incontinence, acid reflux, sleep apnea, and depression.

At Gundersen, our surgeons perform bariatric surgery laparoscopically. The advantages of a laparoscopic approach include:

  • Fewer wound infections
  • Fewer incisional hernias
  • Decreased incidence of post-op pneumonia or atelectasis
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • Earlier return to work
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