Bariatric surgery at Surgical Bariatrics Northwest in Idaho is more than a surgical procedure -- it is a life-altering decision. If you or someone you know is struggling with obesity and suffering from its devastating health conditions, Surgical Bariatrics Northwest can help. With a highly trained multidisciplinary group of professionals, we are able to provide our patients with safe and effective operative procedures which will help them reach and maintain their weight loss goals.
Specializing in minimally-invasive laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery for 15 years, Dr. John L. Pennings performs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgeries. He is experienced with both the LAP-BAND® and Realize™ Band systems and has performed several revisional bariatric surgeries. Dr. Pennings also specializes in the surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopy, removal of gallbladder, conventional and minimally invasive breast surgery, cancer surgery, and hernia repair.
To support you on your weight loss journey, we have professional staff available pre and post-operatively to help you understand how the changes of bariatric surgery may impact your life. Support groups are held weekly to insure a smooth transition to a normal, healthy weight. You will also be monitored by a registered dietitian, who will follow your metabolic functions closely with precise metabolic testing, utilizing indirect calorimetry and body composition testing with the highly accurate BodPod system.
Following bariatric surgery, many people are interested in enhancing their physical appearance. We offer our patients reconstructive plastic surgery and in-office Smartlipo™ body contouring procedures. We also address esthetic needs with Affirm™ anti-aging skin tightening, facial rejuvenation, and permanent laser hair removal. It’s our goal to help each of our patients live healthier, lighter and longer! We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about your bariatric surgery options in Idaho.