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Weight Loss for the Morbidly Obese

Obesity is a condition of having too much body fat, as indicated by a BMI greater than 30. Morbid obesity, also known as “clinically severe obesity,” is indicated by a BMI of 40 or greater, or by a BMI of 35 or greater with an obesity-related health condition. A person more than 100 lbs. overweight is also considered morbidly obese.

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LAP-BAND® Recovery

Obesity carries serious health risks, and many people are turning to bariatric surgery as a solution when diet and exercise alone have failed. Of course, patients considering surgery want to know what bariatric recovery is like.

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Types of Bariatric Surgery

As the obesity epidemic continues in the U.S., bariatric surgery is becoming a more common – and often lifesaving – treatment option. Based on estimates of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a total of 216,000 bariatric surgical procedures were performed in 2016, as compared to 158,000 in 2011.

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What Is a Gastric Balloon?

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), approximately two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Many people who need help losing weight are not ready to undergo surgery. At West Medical, we offer gastric balloons to qualified candidates as a non-surgical approach to weight loss.

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Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatments

Bariatric surgery is a successful procedure that has produced significant, sustained weight loss in thousands of obese patients. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), research has shown that bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of mortality from specific weight-related diseases, including...

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Obalon vs. Orbera

The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss treatment option that has helped many men and women shed extra pounds. Obalon and Orbera are two different types of gastric balloons that have been approved by the FDA. At West Medical, we offer Obalon and Orbera to moderately overweight patients who have not been able to reach their ideal weight with diet and exercise alone.

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