It's estimated that 97 million Americans are overweight or obese -- more than one-third of the adult population. Up to 10 million people are morbidly obese, meaning their excess weight puts them at risk for serious health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. Morbid obesity can result in disability or death. Obesity in any form leads to a diminished quality of life.
Bariatric surgery can help morbidly obese patients lose much of their excess body weight. Patients must be willing to follow a very specific post-surgery program and make significant lifestyle changes. Following the program can result in dramatic weight loss, a physical and psychological transformation, and a new lease on life.
Memorial Health Bariatrics is a comprehensive program that works with patients before and long after surgery to ensure their success. Our patients receive extensive education and on-going psychological support. We have twice been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This means we meet the rigorous standards set forth by this respected organization.
Our fellowship-trained surgeons, Oliver Whipple, M.D., and Robert J. Kelly, Jr., M.D., perform adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures. They work with a team of highly trained nurses, counselors, and support staff.
Memorial Health Bariatrics works with Bariatric Support Centers, International to provide support and long-term weight-loss success.
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