At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, our team of surgeons, doctors, anesthesiologists and operating room staff are experts at caring for obese patients and are committed to taking care of you before, during and after your surgery.
If you are struggling with obesity, you are not alone...millions of people in the United States suffer with the emotional and social challenges associated with obesity, as well as adverse health effects.
Generally defined as being 100 or more pounds over ideal body weight, which usually means your body mass index is equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities, severe obesity may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis, depression, infertility, high blood pressure and certain forms of cancer.
Choosing a surgical option for the treatment of morbid obesity is a life-long commitment. Their are also risks as well as benefits associated with the surgery. Your dietary intake, exercise, and medications require permanent modification. Your surgeon will help you in selecting a surgery option that is best for you.