Weight Loss Surgery
Improve Your Health, Improve Your Quality of Life
It’s no secret. Being overweight is bad for your health. It puts you at greater risk for serious issues like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and even some types of cancer. Health risks aside, for some people, being overweight means low self-esteem and an overriding unhappiness that keeps you from being the best you can be.
But, for many of us, losing weight on our own is a losing battle. Sometimes, diets help us shed the pounds, but don’t teach us how to maintain our new weight. We lose and we gain – over and over – which can be frustrating and disheartening.
Providence Surgeons Double Board Certified in Surgery and Obesity Medicine
Providence Weight Loss Surgery is an American College of Surgeons Level 2-New Accredited Bariatric Center - Provisional Approval and offers safe, proven options for long-term weight loss – and improved overall health – at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby Campus. Our staff includes weight loss surgeons double board certified in surgery and obesity medicine.
Physicians certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine have a thorough understanding of the genetic, biologic, environmental, social and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. They have a variety of tools at their fingertips, including medications to modify appetite and energy balance before surgery – and, possibly, in addition to surgery.
Surgeons with innovative training, operating out of the area’s newest and most technologically advanced surgical suites, supported by the full resources of one of the nation’s most respected medical centers: that’s Providence. Together, we can help you improve your health and your quality of life.
Bariatric Surgery Recognized as an Effective Treatment
Organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recognize weight loss surgery, also called “bariatric surgery,” as an effective treatment option for obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Bariatric surgery leads to significant weight loss, which often results in improvements – and sometimes elimination – of conditions like high cholesterol, migraines, reflux disease, sleep apnea, infertility and more. And, if you’re at a healthy weight, you’re at less risk for developing gallbladder disease, liver disease and many types of cancer.
Providence Weight Loss Surgery offers different types or procedures of bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and gastric sleeve surgery. Read more about these procedures.
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