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Rather than relying on the bathroom scale to tell
you if you're overweight, BMI takes into account your weight and height to
indicate body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.
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Become a Healthier You
Excess weight drains your energy and impacts your health and overall well-being. If you're committed to losing weight and becoming a healthier you, we're committed to helping you find the right weight-loss option for you to achieve your goal.
Easton Hospital's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—a status that we've held since 2007. We're dedicated to offering a comprehensive approach to helping both men and women reach their weight-loss goals.
About Bariatric Surgery
The Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Easton Hospital is designed to assist people with improving their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction. Although bariatric surgery has shown to be an effective tool in weight loss, it's important for patients to remember that the surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome is dependent on a patient's commitment to long-term lifestyle change.
The board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon on our medical staff is experienced in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. But skillful surgery is just part of the story. The key to our patients' achieving permanent weight loss is ongoing education and support, which is our hallmark. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our patients.
Our bariatric program offers:
- 4 Support Group meetings a month
- 5+ visits with our dietitian
- 5+ visits with our surgeon
- 5+ visits with our program coordinator
Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including physicians, nurses and dietitians, are dedicated to guiding each patient on their journey to a healthier life. Patient's primary care physicians are included as part of the team to create a complete plan of care that meets each patient's specific needs.
Why Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?
An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that substantially raises the risk of serious illness from hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, as well as breast, colon, endometrial and prostate cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with an increase in early death. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity poses a major public health challenge.
Gather information on weight loss surgery by researching credible sources, talking with our team members and attending support groups. By developing your own knowledge base about this treatment method, you will be empowered to reach your goal of long-term weight loss.
For more information about Easton Hospital's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program, contact our Bariatric Coordinator at 610-250-4116.
Center of Excellence
To earn a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation, Easton Hospital has gone through an extensive approval process, including a series of site inspections that closely examines all aspects of the program's surgical processes and data on health outcomes. The rigorous criteria for approval focus on safety, proficiency and volume. Earning this designation is recognition that Easton's Bariatric Surgery Program has a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes.
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