Long-Lasting Weight Loss
Bariatric surgery is a proven way to achieve long-lasting weight loss, and it may be your key to a longer, healthier life.
Excess weight contributes to a number of serious health problems including hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea. Losing weight can stop these problems before they occur or significantly reduce the severity of existing conditions.
Bariatric surgery is for people who are significantly overweight—generally 100 pounds or more over an ideal body weight—who haven't gotten satisfactory results from diet and exercise.
"Some people just can't get the weight off on their own," says Prevea bariatric surgeon Matthew Johnson, MD. "For them, bariatric surgery may be the only way to get healthy again."
Dr. Johnson has performed more than 500 bariatric surgeries. He offers both malabsorptive procedures, which alter digestion by rerouting food around part of the small intestine, and restrictive procedures which limit food intake by creating a small stomach pouch.
Bariatric surgery is a serious decision with life changing-results. Prevea Health will support your efforts with a comprehensive bariatrics program including psychological support, nutrition guidance and exercise.
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- Choosing a procedure
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- Dietary changes