Outcomes for Atrium Health Floyd Bariatric Surgery
Atrium Health Floyd Bariatric Surgery offers a multidisciplinary weight loss surgery program designed to enhance successful outcomes. Surgery alone is not a reliable solution for obesity but instead should be offered within the context of:
supportive, experienced bariatric nurse coordinators
an experienced bariatric dietitian who sees patients before surgery and at every follow-up visit
a network of specialists linked together to assure coordinated care
a supportive hospital with experienced nurses and a high-definition laparoscopy suite
an outcomes management program to assure ongoing quality improvement.
Our surgery outcomes and comorbidities resolved are calculated using all surgery types. The comorbidities resolved are based on patient outcomes 12 months after surgery.
Average Length of Stay
Less than two days — Gastric Bypass
Less than 23 hours — Adjustable Gastric Banding
One day — Sleeve Gastrectomy
Surgery Outcomes for All 2019 Surgeries
0 — Mortalities (deaths)
0 — Conversion to open (performing open surgery instead of laparoscopic)
— Admissions to ICU
3 — Readmissions
- 0 — Deep tissue or organ space infections
1 — Superficial incision infection
0 — Venous thrombosis (blood clots)
0 — PRBC transfusions (blood transfusions)
1 — Reoperation
0 — Strictures (activity restrictions)
Bariatric surgery has a greater impact than simply weight loss. The numbers below represent the percentage of our patients who had a disease prior to surgery but no longer have that disease following surgery.
Our outcomes trend higher than the national average primarily because of our expert team's dedication to education, nutrition and after-surgery support.
Comorbidity Reduction for 2021
This is the comorbidity resolution data for 2021 at one year after surgery.
- Non-insulin-dependent diabetes – 94%
- Insulin-dependent diabetes – 100%
- Hypertension – 90%
- Hyperlipidemia – 89%
- GERD – 91%
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea – 85%