According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1 in 20 Americans over the age of 20 are morbidly obese, increasing their risk of developing other health conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Northwest Medical Center’s bariatric weight loss program is designed to help people improve 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 the surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome depends on a patient's commitment to long-term lifestyle change.
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.
The team at Northwest Medical Center has performed more than 2,000 bariatric surgeries and offers four different types of weight loss surgery. You and your surgeon will determine which surgery is right for you.
Northwest Medical Center has received the Bariatric surgery accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Stephen Burpee, M.D.
Patrick Chiasson, M.D.
For more information, or to attend a free seminar, please visit www.loseweighttucson.com.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.
6200 North LaCholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741