About Surgical Weight Loss
The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Northwest Medical Center is designed to assist people with improving their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction. Although bariatric surgery has shown to be an effective tool in weight loss, it's important for patients to remember that the surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome depends on a patient's commitment to long-term lifestyle change.
Why Weight Loss Surgery?
An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that substantially raises the risk of serious illness from hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, as well as breast, colon, endometrial and prostate cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with an increase in early death. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity is a major public health challenge.
Gather information on weight loss surgery by researching credible sources, talking with our team members and attending support groups. By developing your own knowledge base about this treatment, you will be empowered to reach your goal of long-term weight loss.
Attend a free seminar or call 888-654-9355 to learn more about Northwest Medical Center's bariatric surgery and weight-loss program.