Obesity is a complex disease with no simple solution. It can affect many organs and increase your risk for serious health problems including:
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol
- Cardiac disease
These conditions impact your quality of life and can reduce your life expectancy.
Diet and exercise alone have shown long-term effectiveness in only 5 percent of patients.
For some, weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery) is the first step on the road to a longer, healthier life.
Weight loss surgery is safe, effective and can improve your overall health and wellbeing.
- Bariatric surgery is the cure for life-threatening obesity, providing long-lasting results.
- Many patients lose 40-80 percent of their excess weight within the first year after surgery.
- Successful weight loss can mean an end to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions.
- The risks involved with bariatric surgery are far less than the risk of living with life-threatening obesity
Marian Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive, individualized care from expert providers to help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you.