Obesity is one of the modern world’s most significant health crises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than one third (39.8%) of American adults are considered obese. Obesity can keep you from participating in many of life’s activities and often contributes to an array of health complications, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
Some people cannot overcome obesity through diet and exercise alone. For millions of Americans struggling to lose weight, bariatric surgery is an excellent option to defeat this debilitating condition. Many patients who undergo a bariatric procedure often see a significant increase in their quality of life and a decrease or complete elimination of health conditions. These surgical procedures can also reduce your risk of health events such as stroke and infertility.
Bariatric surgery encourages weight loss by reducing calorie absorption and the amount of food a person can eat at one time. At Inspira Health, we offer patients several options for weight loss surgery, including:
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band Surgery)
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (Gastric Bypass)
- Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon Placement (Orbera®)
To help our patients make lifestyle changes that sustain long-term weight loss, Inspira offers a variety of post-surgical services, including weight management education, nutrition counseling and various support groups.