It seems so simple: Eat less, exercise more – significantly lose weight. But for many overweight people, diets and exercise just don’t work. And repeated attempts lead to the unhealthy yo-yo effect of short-term success followed by inevitable weight gain.
What is Obesity?
Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase in 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk. Today 97 million Americans, more than one-third of the adult population, are overweight or obese. An estimated 5 to 10 million of those are considered morbidly obese.
Weight Loss Solutions
Weight loss, or bariatric surgery, has an 80% success rate in sustained weight loss. Here you'll find general information about obesity and bariatric surgery, specific details about our surgeons and services, and resources that will help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.
A Team for You
Success after bariatric surgery requires the dedication and commitment of the patient. Our team provides the encouragement and support patients need to succeed.
We spend time with every patient to explain each facet of bariatric surgery:
- Psychological preparation
- Nutrition and diet changes
- Surgical procedure itself
- Follow-up care and adjustments
- Monthly support group
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. To earn the MBSAQIP designation, this hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.
Call our referral office at (888) 685-1599 for more information.