Welcome to the Weight-Loss Surgery Program at Lake Pointe Medical Center which is designed to provide a new path for those struggling with excessive weight. We appreciate your interest. Chances are if you’re thinking about weight loss surgery, you’ve been doing your homework. You’ve probably read about the different procedures available as well as the different surgeons performing them – each of whom has their own unique philosophy. We understand that weight loss surgery is a very difficult decision, but also one that could change your life.
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. It is estimated that 97 million Americans are overweight and that 5 to 10 million Americans are by definition obese. Furthermore, in 2001, the American Medical Association reported than an estimated 300,000 Americans die from obesity related causes each year. As this statistic shows, the concerns created by these excess pounds often go far beyond appearance. Morbid obesity can have serious health consequences that include increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, certain types of cancer, and gallbladder disease.
Obesity: 30 pounds over ideal weight
Severe Obesity: 60 pounds over ideal weight
Morbid Obesity: 100 pounds over ideal weight
Malignant Obesity: 200 pounds over ideal weight
One of the reasons that we have seen a growing use of surgery as a weight loss tool is based on the potential ineffectiveness of sustaining weight loss with traditional diets for some of those who are 100 pounds or more overweight. If you are currently 100 pounds or more overweight, the Weight-Loss Surgery Program at Lake Pointe Medical Center offers an option that may work for you. At Lake Pointe Medical Center, we have only one goal in mind. Our goal is to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and weight loss surgery can be one step towards meeting that goal. Our multi-disciplinary professional team is dedicated to providing direction, education and support to help you make the right choices. The Weight-Loss Surgery Program at Lake Pointe Medical Center understands that much of the success of any weight loss procedure is a result of the support provided both before and after the procedure. With this in mind, we have developed a holistic support system utilizing medically trained professionals to assist with medical, psychological, social and nutritional issues associated with excess weight.
Our program is designed to offer the tools and support needed for achievable, sustained weight-loss. To learn more about what the program entails and the risks and benefits associated with bariatric surgery, we invite you to attend a free monthly seminar. Details about the free informational seminars can be found under the Free Informational Seminars link.