Losing weight is hard, but there are a lot of important reasons to do it. The most important reasons are to improve your overall health and quality of life.
It is good to know you are not alone when it comes to struggling with your weight. Approximately sixty-six percent of adults in the United States are overweight, with almost thirty percent categorized as obese. Unfortunately, overweight or obese individuals have an increased risk for several serious health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, Type II diabetes, and some types of cancer. In fact, obesity is the leading contributor to illness or premature death.
The good news is there are real solutions for you through the Roper St. Francis Bariatric & Metabolic Services program, an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification and Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options to help patients lose weight. Our program provides personalized information to help you make the right decision. Our weight loss surgery program offers three bariatric surgery options--gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and gastric sleeve resection-- designed to support you every step of the way by providing a lifetime of support. Best of all, our program does not charge a program fee.
In addition, a medically supervised weight management program is available as a non-surgical option to weight loss.
The decision to have bariatric surgery is life-changing and should be made after careful research and consideration. Our goal is to provide our patients with the opportunity to take control of and transform their health in order to live a happy, healthy life.
Learn about obesity and our unique pathway to surgery.