CHI St. Luke’s Health offers hope to individuals who are obese or who have been unsuccessful in maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise, and medications. Nutritional counseling can help with healthy food and lifestyle choices.
Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery also may be an option. Our skilled surgeons and exceptional medical teams can help you on the journey to better health and an improved quality of life.
Morbid obesity leads to serious health risks, including coronary disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, sleep disorders, reflux disease, joint issues, and depression. Surgery candidates must 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.
Weight loss surgery requires serious consideration and a commitment to permanent lifestyle changes. We are here to help determine if surgery is the best option for you. Visit one of our informative meetings or support group sessions.
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