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The news is everywhere — in the papers, on television and in magazines — more and more Americans are severely overweight, putting them at high risk for serious health complications. In the United States, 26 percent of the population are obese — a figure that has doubled since 1980.
The mantra of diet and exercise is also everywhere, but for many people, diet and exercise simply aren’t enough, and even the most diligent efforts may not be met with success. The fight against obesity isn’t just about being thinner — it’s about being healthier. Those who are obese are at a greater risk for diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you may qualify for bariatric surgery. The Nash Surgical Weight Loss Center can provide the tools you need to find a healthier you.
“While surgery will limit absorption of food, making it easier to sustain a healthy weight, much of your success will depend upon the choices you make.”
Bariatric surgery is used to assist people in improving their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction. The two most common procedures are the gastric bypass with Roux-en-Y and the adjustable gastric band. The gastric bypass reduces the amount of food one can eat by creating a small stomach pouch and also decreases the amount of caloric absorption by “bypassing” a part of the small intestine. The adjustable gastric band is a procedure that places a “band” around the upper portion of the stomach, thus creating a smaller area to accept food. This procedure results in small amounts of food being consumed.
What our patients are saying...
“Everything in the hospital from medical equipment to décor is brand new and state-of-the-art. The people there were absolutely wonderful, and the very best in their respective fields. I’m not exaggerating when I say that every single person that I met and worked with was terrific. I never wanted for a single thing, and they were ahead of me on everything. …they literally treated me like a treasured family member, and I will never forget them. They honestly expressed a true desire to know all about me and my life…it was so very comforting. …having my surgery there was one of the most positive experiences that I have ever had. I would recommend this hospital to anyone and everyone. You most assuredly won’t regret it.”
— actual patient testimony, name withheld by request
Not everyone who is overweight is a candidate for bariatric surgery. General criteria include one of the following and may vary by insurance carriers:
Take a moment to review these qualifications, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.