Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery at the Blue Mountain Health System
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More than 60 million Americans adults are considered obese and approximately 9 million of those are considered morbidly obese. Often, these adults have tried endless diet plans, machines, diet pills only to find to gain the weight back. For those individuals needing to lose a significant amount of weight, surgery may be a viable option.
Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and increase in 20 percent or more about your ideal body weight is the point which excess weight becomes a health risk.
Morbid obesity is typically defined as being 100 lbs. or more over ideal body weight or having a Body Mass Index of 40 or higher. The NIH states that morbid obesity is a serious disease and must be treated as such. It is a chronic disease, meaning that morbid obesity symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time.
Weight loss surgery can improve your health by decreasing potentially life-threatening risk factors associated with excess weight such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and sleep apnea.
Gastric bypass, gastric banding and the gastric sleeve are weight loss surgical options available at the Blue Mountain Health System. If you would like to find out more information about weight loss surgical options, call our weight loss surgery coordinator at (610) 826-1342.