According to the CDC, obesity is a common, serious and costly disease. It’s also a chronic condition that requires compassionate treatment as it affects more and more Americans, impacts their health, leads to other serious illnesses and conditions and decreases life expectancy. In 2017 – 2018, obesity prevalence in the United States was at 42.4% and it has risen nearly 12% in less than twenty years.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. These conditions are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death. But there is hope. At AdventHealth Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, we help patients reach their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight long-term. We’re here to educate you on bariatric surgery as your expert partner in bariatric care.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly safe, effective and simple procedure available to patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of at least 40 who can’t lose weight with diet and exercise alone. Patients with BMIs between 30 to 35 who have obesity-related health issues like the ones mentioned above are also candidates for the surgery.
Bariatric surgeries include gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. They work by reducing stomach size and curbing your appetite by altering the hormonal signals between your stomach and brain.
Positive Patient Outcomes
Patients who receive bariatric surgery can lose weight and keep it off for good by sticking to a healthy lifestyle. They’ll also see improvements in their overall health. Many patients with diabetes no longer need insulin. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels fall. Sleep apnea goes away. Back, hip and knee pain improve. With improvements like these, patients have more energy and confidence to do what they love and live life to the fullest.
Making Your Weight Loss Dreams Come True
Reaching and staying your ideal weight is something many people think they can only dream of despite their best efforts. But we make dreams come true every day for patients just like you. At AdventHealth, we offer the latest and safest weight loss procedures, including:
- Gastric sleeve
- Gastric bypass
- Duodenal switch
- Revisional surgery
All of these procedures use leading-edge technology, including robotic assisted surgery, leading to better outcomes, less scarring and a quicker recovery.
Your Partners in Your Weight Loss Journey
As your experts in bariatric care, we know that weight loss surgery is more than just a medical procedure. It offers you the chance for a fresh start and a new you. Imagine what a healthy future can look like and find a solution that works for you with us by your side every step of the way.
Visit us at AdventHealthWeightLoss.com. You deserve to feel whole.