The Vintage Hospital offers the option of surgical weight loss—bariatric surgery—for people who are obese or have been unsuccessful in maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise, and medications.
An estimated one-third of all Americans are overweight or morbidly obese, leading to serious health risks, including coronary disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, sleep disorders, reflux disease, joint issues, and depression. Surgery candidates will have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater (approximately 100 pounds overweight). The BMI may be as low as 35 combined with one of the health risks listed above.
Our highly trained surgeons offer minimally invasive procedures that result in less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and fewer infections.
Weight loss surgery requires serious consideration and a commitment to permanent lifestyle changes. We can help you decide if surgery is right for you. Visit one of our informative meetings or support group sessions.