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Bariatric Weight Loss Program
Community Physician Group
2831 Fort Missoula Rd.
Building 2, Suite 102
Missoula, MT 59804
Mon. – Fri.
8 am – 5 pm
Weight Loss Health Assessment
This brief online assessment will help determine your candidacy for medical weight management treatment.Take Assessment
If you’re considering bariatric weight-loss surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the more common questions.Learn More
Surgery Guidelines Brochure
Learn about nutrition requirements before and after surgery. As well as nutrition tips to get and stay on a healthy eating plan.
Guideline Brochure (PDF)
Meet Dr. Worrest
When you struggle with weight loss, it can feel overwhelming. Diet noise, not knowing where to start, the amount of weight to lose and the number of options available. Most people become frustrated with struggling to lose weight and keep it off. At Community Medical Center, we are here to help you. We see you as a person with a complex disease in need of treatment and someone deserving of compassion. Take our brief weight loss health assessment to see if bariatric surgery is right for you.
When you struggle with weight loss, it can feel overwhelming. Diet noise, not knowing where to start, the amount of weight to lose and the number of options available. Many are frustrated with struggling to lose weight and keep it off. At Community Medical Center, we are here to help you. We see you as a person with a complex disease in need of treatment and someone deserving of compassion.
Our society often views obesity as simply a number on a scale. However, being overweight is a medical condition that causes damage to most body systems. Losing weight and managing your weight improves your health, can reduce your risk for lift threatening conditions, help you conceive if you are having trouble getting pregnant and improves your overall quality of life.
Bariatric surgery can assist with related conditions, including:
- Accelerated aging
- Acid reflux
- Back pain
- Fertility problems
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Joint pain
- Liver disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Risk of cognitive impairment
- Type 2 diabetes
- Reduces cancer risk (endometrial cancer, postmenopausal breast cancer, and cancers of the colon, liver, pancreas, ovary and thyroid.)
This brief online assessment will help determine your candidacy for medical weight management treatment.
Bariatric surgery, and the lifestyle changes required to achieve your desired outcome, requires a serious commitment on your part. However, your Community team will be with you every step of the way. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to support you in your weightloss journey. This team includes a bariatric surgeon, specialized nurses as well as expert care from nutrition, physical therapy and psychiatry as well as a patient care manager and support groups working with you before and after surgery to help you succeed.
- Sleeve gastrectomy
A surgical weight-loss procedure in which a portion of the stomach is removed restricting food consumption.
- Gastric bypass
A surgical procedure primarily designed for obese patients to alter the process of digestion and aid in weight loss. The procedure reduces the size of the stomach and bypass part of the small intestine to restrict the amount of food consumption as well as absorption of nutrients
EMMI, our interactive patient education system, will help you have a better understanding and level of comfort about an upcoming surgical procedure. You'll learn how a procedure works, what to expect when you go home, what to do before and after your surgery, the risks, benefits and alternatives. Our hope is that you will be more knowledgeable and confident throughout your treatment process.
*Don't see a video for your specific surgery? Contact us at (406) 327-4035
Bariatric Surgery Contact Request Form