Weight Loss Program at Highlands
Morbid obesity is a serious disease affecting more than 9 million Americans. A person diagnosed with this condition generally weighs at least twice or 100 pounds more than his or her ideal weight. The National Institutes of Health report that morbid obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension. Sufficient weight loss can improve your health, reduce your risk of developing associated conditions, and enhance your quality of life.
Highland Regional's bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our bariatric surgery program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss. Highland Regional's well trained surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery, and offer proven weight-loss techniques.
If you are thinking about having weight loss surgery, consider this:
- Any person who is 50 pounds or greater overweight can schedule a consultation with a bariatric physician
- Additional health problems in conjunction with being overweight that may qualify a patient for a bariatric procedure are:
- Gastric Reflux (GURD)
- Breathing Difficulty
- Failed Diets
- Failed Medical Management of weight loss
Losing weight can be extremely difficult, and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose, it can be even more challenging. For some, weight-loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. Bariatric surgery can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active and satisfying life.
*Weight loss surgery: Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.