Thinking About Weight Loss Surgery?

We make the Sioux Falls, SD community healthier

After you've improved your diet and increased your physical activity, you may still struggle with your weight. If you're concerned about your health, consider weight loss surgery.

Residents of the Sioux Falls, SD area come to the Surgical Institute of South Dakota, PC for expert advice on safe weight loss practices. If you meet the requirements for bariatric surgery, we'll guide you through the process. For a time after the operation, you'll need to work closely with your surgeon, the bariatric team and a registered dietitian to see the best results.

Contact us today to learn more about this proven form of weight loss surgery.

Reach your weight loss goals with our help

If you're interested in bariatric surgery to improve your health, you should speak with a weight loss specialist at Surgical Institute of South Dakota, PC. We offer treatments that combine surgery, diet therapy, exercise and fundamental changes in behavior.

Our practitioners perform the following weight loss procedures:

  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • ORBERA Balloon
  • Sleeve gastroplasty

Since there are benefits and risks involved with each kind of surgery, we'll help you decide on the procedure that best fits your needs and goals.

Call now to schedule a consultation about bariatric surgery. We're conveniently located in Sioux Falls, SD.



What Weight Loss Has Done For Me

"After weight loss surgery, everything in my life is better! I sleep better at night and wake up feeling rested and refreshed. That, in turn, makes everything in my day go better. I concentrate better at work and no longer have the extreme fatigue in the middle of the day. I still have energy when I get home from work and don't feel like I just want to collapse in a chair for the rest of the night. I enjoy getting out with friends in the evening again, to go out for dinner, to a show, or just out to visit. Physically, my blood sugar is now normal and my blood pressure is great! I no longer have back pain and get fewer migraines. I enjoy getting out for walks, going shopping again, and working on projects in and outside of my home. Instead of being a chore I normally dreaded, shopping for clothes is now fun! I love being able to fit into so many different styles of clothes. My family life is better, too. I can play with my grandson and not get tired right away. He and I can fit in the same chair to read books and snuggle. We are making precious memories for both of us. My husband says he can hug me better now. I am getting out and about doing things with my family and friends again. I am looking forward to being able to travel more and really enjoy it. I now fit in a theater chair, in a bus seat, and in a plane seat. But I think the biggest, and best, change is in the way I feel about myself. I love the way I look now. My self-esteem has improved dramatically which affects the way I now relate to other people. I am much more comfortable around others. I am less self-conscious about how I look and no longer have to worry if my size is invading someone else's space. I feel more professional and am able to project a more professional appearance and manner.

To put it in a nutshell, weight loss surgery has given me my life back. And I love my new life! "

Watch a video of Dr. Thaemert talking about surgical and non-surgical weight loss: